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Planned Parenthood Reminds Politicians That “Women Are Watching”

Planned Parenthood Reminds Politicians That “Women Are Watching”

House Republicans have been pushing plans to balance the budget on the backs of women, cutting supplemental food programs, Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.† GOP presidential candidates have made their campaigns on the platform of eliminating family planning funding, passing an amendment to end access to abortion, even supporting bills that could ban many forms of birth control or stopping Congress from passing legislation to make contraceptives more affordable and accessible.

A majority of the right wing, and even some Democrats, are running for election or reelection on a war against women, and they believe no one is really noticing. Now, Planned Parenthood Action Fund is putting them on alert.

Women are watching.

PPAF has launched a new website dedicated to informing the public about the biggest advocates both for and against women’s health.† From banning abortion to stripping funding for cancer screenings to blocking access to birth control for women in poverty, the group is leading the charge in promoting candidates who care about the well-being of women and families for national office.

“In all branches of government, the future of womenís health hangs in the balance. In 2012, women have the power to choose which candidates will ultimately determine whether our health will be supported and our health care remains accessible,” the site proclaims. “Women are watching, educating their friends, sharing, taking action, and WE WILL BE VOTING.”

The new interactive site allows women to pledge to only vote for pro-women candidates, gives the most up to date information on candidate stances, including “champs” and “chumps” and tracks some of the most vulnerable states in the nation when it comes to women’s health.

“Itís time to draw the line and say enough,” states PPAF President Cecile Richards. “Politicians do not have a license to practice medicine. They do not belong in the examining room. They need to back off and let women make their own health care decisions.”


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3:12PM PST on Nov 14, 2011

When will the day come that women are seen for the thinking, rational human beings that they are and we don't need corporations or government or men to tell us what to do with OUR bodies? Why why why is this such an issue???? I'm definately watching the candidates and how they vote and will use this information to make my voting decisions.
I hope I live long enough to see the day when women are seen as equals and able to make our own decisions!

4:58PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

the government needs to stay out of a woman's personal decisions, and mind their own d*** business.

4:28AM PST on Nov 11, 2011

A class in RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY should be taught from Grade one to graduation, children should be taught that anything is permissible as long as it does not hurt themselves or anybody else. Common sense would dictate that if children are taught at a very early age that every child has their own strengths and weaknesses and that they should use their strengths to help not tease or bully others.
Later on Sex Education should be taught from Contraceptives, Masturbation,LGBT and all forms of sex. Let us face it whether we like it or not children are curious and are having sex earlier and earlier. They should be taught the joys and the consequences of having sex ( Pregnancy,STD, AIDS ) But you say when will this be taught. Cut out Geography or History early on then put it back in and remove Geometry and Algebra. They can learn this in college if need be. I believe this is a solution. Nipping it in the Bud so that Bullying, Sexual Assault, and many others will be greatly diminished if not eradicated. It is my belief that when children graduate with these principals where they are taught RESPECT for themselves and others and to take RESPONSIBILITY for their actions. Within a few generations this world would be a much better place to live in.

7:28PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

keeo abortion & birth control legal

6:18PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

I am a conservative Republican. I am for less government. I support a woman's right to choose. I support Planned Parenthood. I want the government to get off our backs. Women should be allowed to have abortions no matter what.

5:04PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

The GOP needs to get over this absurd assault on womens rights and loosen the hold the religious reict has on the party. The archaic misogyny typical of fundamentalist xtianity has no place in the government of this nation and the Republican Party needs to wake up to this fact.

9:47PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

Good to know!

7:14PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

Absolutely!! We are watching, extremely closely!

6:27PM PST on Nov 9, 2011 will notice that most of these members of the jack acid society are men...who can't get pregnant

5:36PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

i support planned parenthood every year with my hard earned money.

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