Women Know Where Mitt Romney Really Stands
Last night, Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich said that once women “see” Romney’s “real views,” the gender gap between him and President Obama would narrow.
But what Ehrlich fails to realize is that women have already seen Romney’s “real views.” And that’s precisely why, according to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll, he’s trailing President Obama by 18 points among women voters.
Let’s look at Romney’s real views:
He supports the Blunt amendment — which would have allowed any employer to refuse to cover any health care service they have religious or “moral” objections to, such as cancer screenings, birth control, HIV/AIDS treatments, and others.
And he promises to “get rid of” Planned Parenthood.
So considering the fact that 99 percent of sexually active women have used birth control and one in five American women has relied on a Planned Parenthood health center at some point in her life, you can imagine the effect Romney’s statements would have on this constituency of women.
When Romney says he wants to take away the health care benefits by repealing Obamacare, including no co-pay birth control “on day one” of his presidency, women know he doesn’t stand with them. And when he says he wants to support a “personhood” amendment to define life at conception, he continues to prove that he can’t be trusted.
Time and again, Romney has shown that he is willing to throw women’s health under the bus in order to get elected. That’s why he’s doing so poorly in the polls amongst women. Romney simply can’t be trusted on women’s health.