Mitt Romney Makes Another Choice Against Women: Picks Paul Ryan for VP
The news is in: Mitt Romney just named Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate, once again making a choice against women’s health. We’re not surprised that Romney picked a running mate who is just as bad as he is on issues affecting women’s health and rights, but we can tell you one thing: Romney-Ryan is not our ticket. No way. No how. Not ever.
Here are the top five things you need to know about Paul Ryan:
Ryan voted to end funding for Planned Parenthood, which could jeopardize access to cancer screenings, birth control, and other preventive care that nearly three million Americans rely on each year.
He wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending safe and legal abortion with no exceptions for rape, incest, or when a woman’s life is at risk.
He co-sponsored an extreme and dangerous “personhood” bill which could ban some forms of birth control and fertility treatments.
The Ryan budget plan, his signature piece of legislation, would dismantle Medicaid, jeopardizing basic health care for millions of women and families. For many, this could mean the difference between getting cancer screenings and birth control or going without.
Repeatedly, he has tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would restrict women’s access to birth control and preventive health care services, and allow insurance companies to discriminate against women and charge more for coverage than men.
Just like Romney, Ryan would turn back the clock on women’s health and women’s rights. Take a stand and tell Rep. Ryan: No way. No how. Not Ever. Women deserve better!