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Like Texas Women’s Health Care? You’ll Love Romney Then

Like Texas Women’s Health Care? You’ll Love Romney Then

As Mitt Romney sets his sights on the November 2012 presidential election one of his key tasks will be to repair his image with women voters after a relentless attack on their access to health care. He’ll have to do that while at the same time offering a vision of what women’s health care in a Romney administration would look like.

As it turns out, we already have a pretty clear picture of what women’s health care in America would look like under a Romney administration: Texas.

Both Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) share the same extreme and dangerous views on women’s health care. Both want to eliminate funding for family planning services and prevent groups like Planned Parenthood from providing preventive health care to women. What Perry has implemented in Texas Romney would push across the country.

As it stands more than one-quarter of the women in Texas are uninsured. Women in Texas have the third highest rate of cervical cancer in the country. How did Perry respond? By eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood and costing his state millions in federal Medicaid dollars.

These drastic measures by the Perry administration have caused independent family planning providers, federally qualified health centers, and hospital systems in Texas to speak out against Perry’s anti-woman policies because they simply do not have the capacity to absorb the patients who used to rely on Planned Parenthood for their care.

Now imagine that problem on a national scale. And imagine that problem compounded by additional attacks on health care reform the Republicans have promised will come in a Romney administration.

Since the Republican victories in November 2010 they have pushed so-called “personhood” amendments that would criminalize most forms of birth control, they have attacked Planned Parenthood and other comprehensive family planning service providers from participating in family planning programs, and they continue to attack the Obama administration’s birth control benefit.

When you think about it, the only good thing Gov. Rick Perry has done is give us a peek into what women can expect if a Republican takes the White House.

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8:15AM PDT on May 5, 2012

I can't believe my comments keep disappearing!!

12:43AM PDT on May 5, 2012

Women/texas and all through the country, protect your selfs, by NOT voting republician or spin off teaparty........VOTE.......HEALTH........VOTE......FAMILY......."VOTE!!!!!!". Diana.

10:59PM PDT on May 4, 2012

"Since the Republican victories in November 2010 they have pushed so-called “personhood” amendments that would criminalize most forms of birth control, they have attacked Planned Parenthood and other comprehensive family planning service providers from participating in family planning programs, and they continue to attack the Obama administration’s birth control benefit."

And this what Americans are willing to vote for? Men, how can you inflict this on your wives, your girlfriends, your mothers and sisters, your daughters? Women, show that you have respect for yourselves and your gender! Do NOT vote for the Republican/Teabaggers!

After they take this away, don't be surprised if the Republican/Teabaggers take women's sufferage away, back into the 15th century. Once gone, you'll be nothing but chattel, property to be bought and sold.


9:05PM PDT on May 4, 2012

Good hair no brains Perry- just what Texas wanted.

6:04PM PDT on May 4, 2012

Okay, ladies and gents, all together now;
Come November, women will remember
Come November, women will remember
Come November, women will remember

5:57PM PDT on May 4, 2012

That stupid idiot is pro anything that gets him the vote. What is WRONG with people that they can't see through the likes of him? Oh yes, they are blind.

4:45PM PDT on May 4, 2012

If Romney becomes president i plan on leaving the US. i hope he does not become president

4:44PM PDT on May 4, 2012

Chris C women of texas are fighting, but when elections are controlled by the one percent, voting doesn't help. If you have any other ideas on how to get those people out of government, and possibly out of our country i would love to hear it. I'm not being sarcastic any good advice would really help

2:39PM PDT on May 4, 2012

VOTE NO when it comes to Romney! He'll make you subservient if he wins! He'll work to take away your rights!

10:41AM PDT on May 4, 2012

Women of Texas! Open your eyes. Show your strength and make sure you vote these idiots out of office! You have the power to do it -- SO DO IT!

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