Romney Expected to Clinch the Republican Party Nomination in Texas
Today, as Texas voters head to the polls to vote in the primary, Mitt Romney is poised to secure the 1,144 delegates required to clinch the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
It’s fitting that he should clinch the nomination in Texas, a state where Americans can get a clear preview of what women’s health would look like under a Romney presidency.
Last year, Texas drastically cut its family planning funding, the same way Romney has pledged to cut funding for women’s health on a national scale. Health care was lost by 160,000 women when Texas slashed its family planning program last year, and now the state is trying to throw even more women under the bus by taking Planned Parenthood out of the states Women’s Health Program — leaving the more than 50,000 women that Planned Parenthood serves in the program out in the cold.
And if you think what’s happening in Texas is bad, that’s what Mitt Romney wants to do in all 50 states. Mitt Romney’s America would be simply dangerous to women’s health. Not only does Romney want to repeal the Affordable Care Act on day one and eliminate Title X funding, he also wants to…
- Romney opposes affordable access to birth control with no co-pay. He once commented that the landmark case of Griswold v. Connecticut — which overruled the state’s right to ban contraception nearly 50 years ago — was wrong.
- He supports extreme “personhood” measures that would ban all abortions — with no exceptions — and could also ban many common forms of birth control.
- He wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, calling it “one of the darkest moments in Supreme Court history.”
And of course, let’s remember the time Romney said he wanted to “get rid of” Planned Parenthood—which serves more than three million patients each year
Throughout his campaign, Mitt Romney has aligned himself with a very narrow and dangerous anti-women’s health minority. The policies we see in Texas under conservative Governor Rick Perry, are exactly what we can expect under a Romney presidency. But what Romney fails to realize is that come November, women will remember. Women are watching and they will be voting.