On November 6, 2012, women will have the choice to go with the candidate who is not only working to preserve our rights but to expand on them. The Affordable Care Act gives women more access to reproductive and overall health services.
Romney has made it clear that he wants, and will work toward, overturning Roe v. Wade (even though in 1994 he supported it). Romney also said that he will repeal the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” (even though he implemented the same plan “Romneycare” as Governor of Massachusetts).
At a women’s blogger conference on Thursday, Obama promised to “not give any ground” to the attacks on abortion rights or women’s reproductive issues. He addressed the crowd at a Blog Her event via a closed circuit feed while traveling in Florida:
“Millions of young women have coverage through their parents’ plans. They are beginning to gain access to contraception at no additional cost. I’m not going to give any ground to those who would deny women their own health care choices. Women should have control over decisions that affect your health, your lives, your careers.”
As the Republicans waste the taxpayers’ money and obstruct for the purpose of creating the illusion that the Obama administration has accomplished nothing, their efforts to defund Planned Parenthood were recently thwarted. The Obama administration awarded three states Title X grant money, which not only allowed clinics to stay open but to expand programs to men and include sex education for teens. These clinics are vital in helping millions of women get preventive care with pap smears, cancer screenings and mammograms.
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