Women’s Health: Who Control’s Your Body? Protect Women’s Rights

Your views on women’s health choice may not be the same as mine. But that’s ok.

We all hold the right to be in control of our own bodies and our right to choice- that is the most personal decision between a woman and her doctor.  I urge you to keep choice safe and legal.

Before you vote tomorrow, please consider your reproductive rights as they may be redefined.

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and women’s health as excepted from here:

  • Redefine rape: Paul Ryan co-sponsored a bill that, among other things, narrowed the definition of rape to “forcible rape.” As the National Women’s Law Center explained, the proposal “takes us back to a time where just saying no was not enough.”

  • Ban abortion even in cases of rape or incest: Mitt Romney backed a proposal to outlaw all abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. Paul Ryan co-sponsored a personhood bill that defines life as beginning at conception—a definition that would mean “abortion and some forms of birth control could be construed as murder.”

  • Employer control over birth control coverage: Romney said “of course” he supports a bill that would’ve allowed any employer to deny women coverage for birth control. Ryan co-sponsored a similar proposal in the House and called the Obamacare rule that provides access to contraception without out-of-pocket costs “an affront to religious liberty.”

  • Defund Planned Parenthood: Romney pledged to “get rid of” funding for Planned Parenthood. Ryan repeatedly voted to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides crucial health services to women across the country. All federal funding goes towards medical services like reproductive health services, birth control, cancer screenings—but not abortion services.

If you need a lighter take on this EXTREMELY urgent issue to not turn back time on women, please watch this video of Cher and Kathy Griffin talk about choice, health care, and equal pay: 

Women and those who love & respect them, please VOTE tomorrow, like your life depends on it. It just may.