Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, the woman behind the ObamaCare contraception mandate, isn't too happy with Mitt Romney's promise to repeal ObamaCare should he become the president in November. Predictibly, Richards is using the "women's health" argument in defense of ObamaCare, saying Mitt Romney is "no friend to women's health." Ironic considering Mitt Romney is married to a woman who had five children, beat breast cancer and lives with MS. More from Richards' op-ed today:
His promise to strike down the Affordable Care Act and its requirement that health plans cover birth control without co-pays, along with his pledge to end the nation's family planning program -- which provides preventive care to nearly 5 million women -- and his vow to "get rid" of Planned Parenthood would have real and serious consequences for millions of women nationwide.
Unlike Mitt Romney, we won't let politics interfere with the health care that one in five women in America have relied on at some point in their lives.
But Richards will allow politics, and the government, to get between a woman and her doctor through ObamaCare. Richards will allow politics to end the life of an unborn child.....900 times a day. Richards will not allow even the reality of abortion's devastating effects on women to come between her and $300 million per year in government funding.
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