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.
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?
This is not your father’s Republican Party. The other team is taking on virtually every one of the initiatives you and I fought so hard to establish to give girls and women a level chance to have an equal playing field.
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?
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Mitt Romney Should Listen to Lilly Ledbetter
Lilly Ledbetter explains why equal pay for equal work is a civil right, and Mitt Romney should listen.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first bill President Obama signed into law. When asked whether Mitt Romney supports the Act, Romney’s campaign replied, “We’ll get back to you on that.”
After repeated and determined assaults on women’s health by Republicans across the country, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus declared the Republican attacks on women “fictions” invented by the media.
Republicans across the country have pushed and passed some of the most offensive, anti-women legislation in recent memory—from forced ultrasounds for women seeking abortions to “getting rid of Planned Parenthood.”
Tell Chairman Priebus we’re not letting them off the hook by signing your name here—we’ll take care of delivering your signature and your message to his door.
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have taken the circus that is the Republican primary to Wisconsin, where they’re trying to wow the Tea Party through blatant attempts to out-extreme each other. But recent polling shows that no matter which candidate wins the nomination, they’ll still suffer a major loss: Women are running from the Republicans in droves.
A new NBC News/Marist poll shows that President Obama leads Republican front-runner Romney 52 percent to 35 percent in Wisconsin. His lead among Wisconsin’s women voters is even stronger: 55 percent to 30 percent.
And it’s not just Wisconsin. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows women support President Obama over Romney or Santorum by 6 to 19 percentage points in three important swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. And nationally, USA TODAY/Gallup has President Obama up 18 points among women.