Every four years, a party comes together to craft a statement of values. Their platform is a declaration for voters to see what a party stands for and how they’d like their nominee to govern. And this year, the Republican Party’s declaration is loud and clear: No choice for women. No exceptions.
The Republican Party—led by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan—is dangerously wrong for women.
Mitt Romney would “get rid of” federal funding for Planned Parenthood, Paul Ryan co-sponsored a piece of legislation that would have narrowed the definition of rape, and now Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri claims there’s a biological defense against pregnancy from “legitimate rape.”
It’s time for us to move forward—not back—on women’s health and rights. Take a stand for women and add your name to our petition.
Elizabeth Banks on Planned Parenthood, Women’s Health, and Women’s Rights
Elizabeth Banks shares why women’s health security is important and how Planned Parenthood helped her after college. She shares the difference between President Obama’s continuing support for women and Mitt Romney’s plan to compromise women’s rights.
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A step forward for Women’s Health in America
From free birth control to breast-feeding support, American women are now eligible for eight additional preventive health care benefits free under the Affordable Care Act.
- Well-woman visits
- Gestational diabetes screening
- HPV DNA testing
- STI counseling
- HIV screening and counseling
- Contraception and contraceptive counseling
- Breast-feeding support, supplies and counseling
- Interpersonal and domestic violence screening and counseling
Every woman who believes decisions about our bodies and our health care should be our own is troubled Mitt Romney supports overturning Roe versus Wade.
Romney backed a law that outlaws all abortion — even in cases of rape and incest.
And that’s not all.
Mitt Romney: “I’ll cut off funding to Planned Parenthood.”
For women, Planned Parenthood means life-saving cancer screenings and family-planning services. But, for Mitt Romney…
Mitt Romney: “Planned Parenthood. We’re going to get rid of that.”
Since taking office, President Obama has turned around an economy that was losing hundreds of thousands of jobs each month, ended the war in Iraq, signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, and cut taxes for every working family.
So this November, the choice for women is clear: We can keep moving forward and build on the progress we’ve made—or we can go backward to more tax cuts for the wealthy, the same policies that led to massive job losses and punished the middle class, and an era when women didn’t have control over our own health choices.
Will we re-elect the candidate who has our backs and is fighting for our families? Or will we turn back?
- Control over our health choices
- Stable jobs in an economy built to last
- Investment in the next generation
- Fair treatment
- Security in retirement
President Obama knows women’s health decisions should be made by a woman and her doctor—that’s why he’s working to expand access to preventive care, end gender discrimination in insurance policies, and protect the family planning services many women depend on.
What does having a President who supports a woman’s right to make her own health decisions mean to you?