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Election 2012: The Battle for Women
In a new political television ad, team Obama paints Mitt Romney as “dangerous” for women. In the thirty second spot approved by Obama himself, one of the women states "Mitt Romney's position on women's health — it's dangerous." She continues: "We can't afford to let him take away our choices, to take away basic health care.”
In March 2012 Romney said, "Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that." The ad then points out that the Romney-Ryan ticket would also deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control, and that they both back the outlawing of “abortions even in cases of rape and incest.”
So the former Massachusetts governor has struggled to attract support from women. And it’s not getting better. A women’s watchdog site www.womenarewatching.org (Planned Parenthood’s Action Fund 2012) has a page dedicated to watching who is supporting women’s rights and who is attempting to restrict them, since this election cycle has seen the “most aggressive legislative attacks on women’s health and rights in a generation.” Check out their “Champs” and “Chumps” section on their site to see where politicians stand on women’s health.
(SPOILER ALERT: President Obama made the “Champs” list. Romney… not so much).