Romney wants to “get rid of” Planned Parenthood

Democrats have produced a web video highlighting GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney’s recent statement that he plans to “get rid of” Planned

Parenthood. The ad features Romney speaking to St. Louis TV Station KDSK. In it, listing programs he would cut to help reduce spending

andthe deficit, he says, “of course you get rid of Obamacare, that’s the easy one, but there are others: Planned Parenthood. We’re gonna get rid of that.”

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill) said Romney has “become the most extreme candidate on issues affecting women” as a result of “just trying to woo Tea Party voters.”

Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards said her organization wasn’t the only target.

“This disregard for women’s health has been [a] growing theme for Mr. Romney and his campaign,” Richards said. She cited Romney’s support for the Blunt-Rubio amendment and his endorsement of personhood campaign as other examples of this trend.

 

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