Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Here's Mitt Romney's proposal for reducing the deficit, according to an interview he gave yesterday:
"Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that."
That's right, he said he'd get rid of Planned Parenthood -- the more than 90-year-old organization that one in five American women has depended on for health care, and that for many women is their only option for cancer screenings, clinical breast exams, and critical preventive care. Apparently, we can't afford it.
Here's what he says we can afford: Protecting and expanding tax cuts for the wealthy, and "that includes the top 1 percent."
Mitt Romney's actually willing to cut off women's access to health care to help fund tax benefits for millionaires and billionaires.
If you had any doubts that these attacks are real, or think they're just a side effect from a nasty GOP primary season, consider this a reality check.
There's one thing you can do right now -- whether you're a man or woman -- to fight back against Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and every Republican in Congress who repeatedly thinks a woman's health is their chip to barter:
Stand with the Democrats as we stand for women:
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee
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