Stand with President Obama for Women

Stand with President Obama for Women

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In a recent statement, Republican Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin said that victims of "legitimate rape" don't get pregnant because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan tried to distance themselves from the remark -- but the fact is they're in lockstep with Akin on the major women's health issues of our time. The Republican Party voted recently to include the "Human Life Amendment" in their platform, calling for a constitutional ban on abortions nationwide, even for rape victims. Several Romney supporters and advisers stood silently by while this vote took place, and the Los Angeles Times reports that the platform "was written at the direction of Romney's campaign."

President Obama spoke out in response to Akin's comments: "What I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn't have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women."

This controversy is not an accident, or a mistake, or an isolated incident. It's a reflection of a Republican Party whose policies are dangerous for women.

There is a clear choice for women in this election. Today, stand with President Obama.

Sign up for campaign email updates and learn more about how you can help prevent Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and the Republican party from taking our country in the wrong direction.

We can't risk letting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s extremist positions on women's rights get all the way to the White House.

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    • Patricia Kinley HARPERS FERRY, IA
      • about 2 years ago

      To have right to make our own decisions what we do for our body's and not have to be control by having any government telling what to do!

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    • kiley ball COLESBURG, IA
      • about 2 years ago

      i have three daughters

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    • Joan Paskewitz MANCHESTER, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Obama genuinely has the interests of the American people in his heart.

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    • Siobhan Healy CALIFORNIA CITY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Thank God for a progressive President Obama.

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    • S A NEW YORK CITY, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Otherwise, it is discrimination.

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