Although Missouri already had their GOP contest, Mitt Romney is still campaigning. And in an attempt to woo delegates into voting for him at the binding state caucus, he’s pandering to the anti-choice as hard as he can. His big move? Promising them if he’s elected he’ll “get rid” of Planned Parenthood all together.
Mentioning ways to eliminate the deficit in an interview, Romney said, “Of course you get rid of Obamacare, that’s the easy one. But there are others. Planned Parenthood, we’re gonna get rid of that.”
Kill off access to health care and eliminate any chance of affordable contraception? It looks like the lower income women get to be pregnant and lack health coverage in Romney’s America.
UPDATE: Obama for America Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter responds:
Sex. Abortion. Parenthood. Power.
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“Mitt Romney’s comments today that he would ‘get rid of’ Planned Parenthood show how low he is willing to go to pander to the most extreme elements of the Republican base. Planned Parenthood is a vital health care provider for millions of American women, giving them affordable access to life-saving services like mammograms and cervical cancer screenings. Even more offensive is that he would justify on fiscal grounds the elimination of Planned Parenthood, which represents 0.01% of the federal budget, even as he proposes a $5 trillion tax plan that would give massive tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires.
“Whether it’s his support for the Blunt Amendment, which would allow any employer to drop coverage for health care services like contraception because of personal beliefs, or these extreme comments today, it’s clear that American women cannot trust Mitt Romney to stand up for them.”