Control over our health choicesView Romney's stance
President Obama is committed to protecting our right to make our own health care choices on issues like birth control without government or employer intervention.
Thanks to the new health care law, birth control coverage will be guaranteed as part of most health insurance coverage.
President Obama has repeatedly fought back against Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the largest women's health care providers in the country.
The President is pro-choice and believes women—not politicians or the government—should be in control of their own health decisions.
Mitt Romney: extreme on women's healthView Obama's stance
When it comes to women's health, Mitt Romney is extreme and out of touch. He supports policies that would put private medical decisions in the hands of government rather than trusting women to make our own choices.
Six ways Mitt Romney has failed to stand up for women's health:
- 1Firmly supported a Congressional proposal that allows any employer to impose their own personal beliefs on employees by denying health coverage for services like birth control, children's immunizations, and mental health care.
- 2Said he would have signed an extreme law in Massachusetts defining life at conception, which could have banned common forms of birth control, and even in-vitro fertilization.
- 3Wants to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, one of the largest providers of women's preventive care—including cancer screenings, annual exams, and vaccinations—in the country.
- 4Promised to fight to overturn Roe v. Wade, calling it "one of the darkest moments in Supreme Court history," and would allow states to take away a woman's right to choose, even in cases of rape and incest.
- 5As governor, he tried to eliminate required coverage for maternity care, mammograms, and vital care for breast cancer patients.
- 6Refused to stand up to Rush Limbaugh's attacks on law student Sandra Fluke after she advocated for greater access to contraception.