The Field Is Set for One Super Champ (Obama) and a Super Chump (Romney)
This week, Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed President Barack Obama in his bid for reelection. It marks the third time we ever endorsed a presidential candidate. We’re excited to throw our support once again behind a president who has consistently stood up for women’s health.
His record supporting women’s health is not too shabby, to say the least. He expanded health care access through Obamacare — allowing more than 20 million women to receive preventive care without co-pays (and he fought and is STILL fighting for birth control to be included as preventive care.) He issued an executive order to repeal the global gag rule, so women abroad could receive the same access to care. He has consistently stood up for women to make their own decisions about their health care. When the government nearly shut down over funding for Planned Parenthood, Obama said “nope.”
Even this week, when the House voted on PRENDA — a bill designed to limit women’s access to abortion and criminalize doctors, Obama stood up for women. When asked what the White House thought of the bill, the administration responded, “[T]he end result of this legislation would be to subject doctors to criminal prosecution if they fail to determine the motivations behind a very personal and private decision. The government should not intrude in medical decisions or private family matters in this way.” Yup, President Obama gets it. He’s got our back. And that’s why we’re naming him as this week’s champ.
In stark contrast to President Obama is Governor Mitt Romney, this week’s chump. While President Obama stands up for Planned Parenthood, Romney wants to “get rid” of it. Where President Obama wants to protect access to birth control and family planning, Romney would end Title X — the nation’s family planning program, which provides preventive care to nearly five million women each year. He would cut off access to birth control for women who need it the most. Romney wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act “on day one” of his presidency denying affordable access to lifesaving services and preventive care and reinstating the practice of allowing insurance companies to charge higher premiums to women and discriminate against pre-existing conditions such as sexual assault and even pregnancy. Let’s not forget he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and end access to safe and legal abortions. On women’s health, Romney is out of touch and wrong for women.
Want to see Romney’s position on women’s health in 30 seconds or less? The Planned Parenthood Action Fund released a new ad to show exactly where Romney stands. Watch the video below: