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Rep. Paul Ryan Supported the "Let Women Die" Bill

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Here's another item to add to the list of how Romney's running mate, anti-choice Rep. Paul Ryan, is a leader in the War on Women:

Rep. Ryan voted for, and cosponsored, H.R.358, the "Let Women Die" bill.

This bill would allow hospitals to refuse to provide emergency abortion care even when it's necessary to save a woman's life!

It would also effectively ban abortion coverage in state health-insurance exchanges, denying this coverage to millions of women.

Pro-choice champions strongly opposed the "Let Women Die" bill on the House floor. If you haven't seen these inspiring videos yet, you've got to check them out.

Rep. Paul Ryan has voted over and over to intrude on women's freedom and privacy.

We won't let Ryan or Romney get their "mitts" on the keys to the White House without a fight. We're making sure voters know about the Romney-Ryan ticket's extreme anti-choice positions.

On November 6, pro-choice Americans must vote their values and choose pro-choice President Obama over this toxic duo.

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Spreading the Word on Romney's Anti-Choice Record

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Former Gov. Mitt Romney is in favor of lots of things: Jet Skis, outsourcing, offshore tax havens.

But one thing he's definitely not in favor of is a woman's right to make personal, private medical decisions.

Romney supports defunding Planned Parenthood and actually backed a law that outlaws abortion -- even in cases of rape and incest.

Check out this powerful new ad from the Obama campaign highlighting just how bad a President Romney would be for women.

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Remember all those things Mitt Romney said he'd do as president to attack women's freedom and privacy?

Like when he said he'd "get rid of" Planned Parenthood? Or that time he said he "absolutely" wanted to see Roe v. Wade overturned?

Yeah, we remember all that, too. And--not surprisingly--Mitt's extreme anti-choice positions are a big problem for the Romney campaign.

But pay no attention, said Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom: women's rights are just "shiny objects to distract people's attention."

(Fehrnstrom was also the same guy who said Romney could just Etch-a-Sketch away his anti-choice record.)

Memo to Team Mittens: when you call the issues that affect women's lives "shiny objects" or compare them to caterpillars, you should not be surprised that women don't want to vote for you.

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Romney and the SBA List: A Match for Mittens

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Thumbnail image for romney.jpg There's an old proverb that goes, "Tell me who you walk with, and I'll tell you who you are."

Today, we learned even more about who anti-choice former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) is.

That's because Gov. Romney just received the endorsement of the extreme anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List. The organization vowed to spend $10 to $12 million to put their anti-choice man in the White House.

Just who is the Susan B. Anthony List?

It's a radical, anti-choice group. Here is its agenda:

With an agenda like this, it's no surprise that the SBA List would endorse Gov. Romney.

In fact, the organization's president heaped praise on the presumptive Republican nominee:

Women deserve a president who truly respects our views on an issue so central to womanhood. A President Romney will be that man. If there was murkiness during the last election...absolute clarity exists now...

She's right about the "absolute clarity."

If you want a president who will defund Planned Parenthood, roll back insurance coverage of birth control, and appoint judges who will likely overturn Roe v. Wade, then Mitt Romney is your man.

The trouble for Gov. Romney and the SBA List is that their agenda is deeply out of touch with Americans' values and priorities.

That's why President Obama leads Gov. Romney by a double-digit margin among women in key battleground states.

Mitt Romney may want to Etch-a-Sketch away his anti-choice record, but by walking with the extreme Susan B. Anthony List, he shows us exactly who he is.

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Keep Your Mitts Off Wisconsinites' Birth Control!

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Mitt Romney came to Wisconsin this weekend.

He repeated his vow to defund Planned Parenthood, and campaigned alongside his anti-choice buddies, Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul Ryan.

Fortunately, hundreds of pro-choice Wisconsinites came out to give Romney a warm, Cheesehead welcome. They had a message for him:

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Lisa Subeck, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, said it was particularly telling that Romney chose to march in lockstep with the extreme Gov. Walker:

On the heels of some of the worst attacks on women's health in our state in a generation, does Romney not think Wisconsinites are paying attention to his extreme actions and rhetoric? Scott Walker leads the GOP's War on Women here in Wisconsin, with attacks ranging from defunding Planned Parenthood to dismantling the state's family-planning program and from restricting abortion access to bringing failed "abstinence-only" back to our classrooms. Tonight, Mitt Romney aligns himself with the extreme social agenda of Governor Scott Walker.

Unfortunately for Governors Romney and Walker, women are paying attention--in Wisconsin and throughout the nation.

That's why a new USA Today/Gallup poll shows President Obama opening up a big lead against Romney in 12 key swing states. That lead is driven by women voters flocking to the president.

Bravo to the pro-choice Americans who rallied in Wisconsin!

Americans are seeing that the Romney-Walker-Ryan agenda couldn't be more out of touch with our values and priorities.

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Romney Vows to "Get Rid of" Planned Parenthood

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Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) has vowed before to defund Planned Parenthood and eliminate Title X, the nation's only dedicated family-planning program.

So it should come as no surprise that he had this to say yesterday:

Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that.

Birth control? Cancer screenings? Pap smears? Women's wellness visits?

"President" Romney would get rid of all that.

Romney was in Missouri yesterday, and NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri gave him a warm, "show-me" welcome:

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Mitt, thanks for reminding us exactly where you stand on women's health.

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Romney and Santorum Fail Women Voters

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Last week, Rush Limbaugh launched an on-air attack on Sandra Fluke, the law student who testified before Congress about the importance of birth control to women's health. Limbaugh called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute," and spent three days making disgusting and misogynistic comments about her.

Limbaugh's sponsors are jumping ship: already, more than 25 have abandoned his show, and the number looks to keep growing.

If ever there was a time to stand up for basic decency and against hate speech, this is it.

So what do presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have to say about the situation?

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Romney wouldn't call for Limbaugh to apologize and cowardly said "it's not the language I would have used."

Santorum brushed off the issue by saying, "an entertainer can be absurd."

Not the language you would have used? Then what sort of language would you have used, Mitt?

And, Rick, an all-male panel attacking women's access to contraception is absurd. Calling a woman who speaks out for women's health a "slut" and a "prostitute" is hateful and sickening.

These two men want to be president of the United States--the most powerful person in the world--and they can't even stand up to Rush Limbaugh?

Tell Mitt and Rick that they don't stand for women. Make sure they know that by refusing to denounce Limbaugh, they failed Sandra and all women who use birth control.

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Here's a study in contrasts between President Obama and one of the men who want to replace him: anti-choice former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.).

President Obama's administration recently announced its final policy on no-cost birth control, ensuring that millions of women will get access to contraception--and they will not have to ask their bosses for permission.

The White House resisted extraordinary pressure from anti-contraception groups. These forces wanted to allow many employers, including universities and hospitals, to refuse to cover birth control to women who work as nurses, custodians, professors, and administrative staff.

But the Obama administration is staying strong and standing behind its decision to support women's basic health care.

Now let's take a look at Gov. Romney: after winning the Florida primary last night, he vowed to take away insurance coverage for birth control.

He also promises to repeal the entire health-care law that makes no-cost birth control available in the first place.

And Gov. Romney vowed to defund Planned Parenthood, writing that he would "eliminate Title X family planning programs," which include federal funding for birth control and cancer screenings.

(Title X, by the way, is our nation's only dedicated family-planning program, and has enjoyed strong public support ever since it was enacted under President Nixon in 1970.)

So, here's a recap.

President Obama:

  • He signed the health-reform law.
  • His administration implemented a policy of near-universal insurance coverage of birth control, one of the greatest achievements for women's health care in a generation.
  • His administration stood up to anti-contraception extremists who wanted to deny this important benefit to millions.

Gov. Romney:

  • He wants to eliminate the rule requiring insurance coverage of birth control.
  • He wants to repeal the health-reform law.
  • He wants to defund a program that provides millions of low-income Americans with access to birth control.

Quite the difference.

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Caucus-goers in Iowa voted last night in the first contest of the 2012 presidential election. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney emerged the victor of the Republican caucuses.

Romney has repeatedly vowed to govern as an anti-choice president. Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said that Gov. Romney's anti-choice views are out of touch with our nation's values and priorities:

Romney has pledged to support policies that would undermine women's freedom and privacy at every turn. He might have scored points with a very narrow segment of voters in one state, but, if Romney becomes the nominee, he will have to start explaining those views to voters in battleground states during the general election. We will make sure that Romney's extreme views--and his flip flops on this issue-- are a liability.

You can read more about Romney's bad record on choice here.

Finishing a mere eight votes behind Romney in Iowa was former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. Santorum used his time in the Senate to champion the extreme anti-choice movement. Find out more about his record here.

While the voting in Iowa was close, one thing is clear: whoever emerges as the Republican nominee will be a stark opponent of a woman's right to choose.

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Another day, another story about former Gov. Mitt Romney's (R-Mass.) untrustworthiness on a woman's right to choose.

NPR turned to Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, for more information on Gov. Romney's history of phony promises:

"In Massachusetts, when he was running for governor...a very liberal state, a state that was pro-choice, he was playing to the audience," says Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "And he made promises to the pro-choice community at that time that he did not keep," she said, including vetoing a bill that would have provided emergency contraceptives to victims of rape. "So the fact of the matter is he was not authentic in his position at that time."...

Keenan says his 2005 veto of a bill to provide the so-called morning-after pill to rape victims made him even more anti-abortion than other governors who also ended up in this year's GOP presidential field.

"Pawlenty and Huntsman actually signed those bills," she said, referring to the former Minnesota and Utah governors Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman. "So you can see that he is to the right (of them) and very anti-choice."

Need more reasons not to trust Mitt Romney? We've got a bunch of them here.

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Mitt's "Greatest Hits"

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Poor Mitt Romney.

The more people get to know the former Massachusetts governor, the less they trust him. And when it comes to his record on choice, they have very good reason.

You'll remember that, back in 2002, when he was trying to get elected governor in a pro-choice state, he promised NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts that he'd be a "good voice in the [Republican] party" for women's freedom and privacy.

In fact, Melissa Kogut, former executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, spoke out again today about her experiences with then-Gov. Romney, who told her in a face-to-face meeting that he'd protect choice.

Then, he pulled a 180-degree turn, and governed as a staunch opponent of a woman's right to choose.

Now, with the Iowa caucuses just over a month away, Gov. Romney's long history of phony promises is catching up with him.

Take a look at this compilation of Mitt's "greatest hits":

Poor Mitt: no one trusts him, and he has only himself to blame.

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More Scrutiny of Romney's Bad Record on Choice on MSNBC

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People are having a hard time trusting former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.)--and with good reason.

Back in 2002, he was trying to get elected governor in a pro-choice state. He promised NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts that he'd be a "good voice in the [Republican] party" for women's freedom and privacy.

What happened after Romney took office? He governed as a staunch opponent of a woman's right to choose.

Last night, Melissa Kogut, former executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, went on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" to talk about Romney's deception:

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And just how anti-choice is Gov. Romney really?

  • So anti-choice that he vetoed a bill that would have required doctors to provide emergency contraception to rape survivors. (Fortunately, the Massachusetts legislature enacted the legislation over Romney's veto.)
  • So anti-choice that he supports defunding Planned Parenthood.
  • So anti-choice that he voiced his support for a state constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception, which is what Mississippi's "personhood" measure would do.

That's the thing about Mitt Romney: the more you know him, the less you trust him.

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