Mitt Romney recently said he would “get rid of” Planned Parenthood to help balance the budget.
Planned Parenthood is a vital health care provider for millions of American women in need of affordable health care and life-saving services such as cancer screenings, birth control, and other preventative care. Romney’s plan to ‘get rid of’ Planned Parenthood would put the health care of millions of American women at risk. And it would have almost zero effect on balancing the budget.
With this pledge to get rid of Planned Parenthood, Mitt Romney has once again shown there are no limits to what he will say to pander to the extreme right wing of the Republican Party.
Even though he supported the Blunt Amendment (allowing any employer to refuse any medical coverage for moral reasons) and Mississippi’s personhood bill, and he flip flopped on abortion rights, Mitt Romney still can’t close the deal with his party’s base. So he has now decided to try an even more extreme and desperate strategy -- promising to get rid of a 95-year old organization that one in five American women has depended on for health care services.
Mitt Romney just doesn’t get it. America’s women aren’t interested in being pawns in his quest to pander his way to power. His attack on Planned Parenthood is bad for women, bad for America, and it’s just going to backfire on him.