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Women Don’t Trust Mitt Romney, Republicans Because of Their Extreme Policies

Women don’t trust Mitt Romney and the Republicans because of their extreme policies.
  • Mitt Romney is campaigning in Pennsylvania today ahead of the Republican primary, and he’s looking for support from women voters. But women don’t trust Mitt Romney to stand up for them because of his extreme policies.
  • Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus called women’s distrust of the Republican frontrunner as fictional as a “war on caterpillars.” In addition to showing complete disregard for recent Republican attacks on women’s health, Priebus is ignoring Romney’s extreme-right policies that are alienating women and losing their trust. In truth, Romney is losing among women by more than 19 percent.

    Please see this USA TODAY/Gallup poll on the subject.

  • Romney has pledged to “get rid of” Planned Parenthood, which is a vital health care provider for millions of American women and families. It gives women affordable access to life-saving services like breast and cervical cancer screenings – and Mitt Romney would take that access away.
  • Romney also embraced the Senate Republican Blunt-Rubio Amendment, which would take women’s health decisions out of women’s hands and give it to their bosses. It would let employers severely restrict women’s access to any kind of health coverage, including contraception, pre-natal care, mammograms and more.
  • Romney even said he would have supported a so-called “Personhood amendment” in Massachusetts to define life as beginning at the moment of conception. Such an amendment could ban many common forms of birth control – including the pill – and take away a woman’s right to choose even in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.