NHDP - Chair Ray Buckley’s Statement Decrying Mitt Romney’s Pledge to “Get Rid Of” Planned Parenthood

Concord, NH - The NH Democratic Party released the following statement decrying Mitt Romney's comments that he would "get rid of" Planned Parenthood, a vital health care provider for millions of American women in need of affordable health care and life-saving services such cancer screenings, birth control, and other preventative care.


"The only thing more offensive than Mitt Romney's attacks on women's health is the hypocrisy of Mitt Romney justifying getting rid of Planned Parenthood on fiscal grounds. Planned Parenthood represents 0.01% of the federal budget.  Mitt Romney proposing we cut funding for Planned Parenthood while proposing a $5 trillion tax plan that gives massive tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires while adding to the deficit is the height of hypocrisy even for Mitt Romney," said Buckley.    


"Since supporting the Blunt Amendment, Mississippi's personhood bill and flip flopping on abortion rights aren't helping Mitt Romney close the deal with his party's base, Mitt Romney has now decided to try an even more extreme and desperate strategy by promising to get rid of a 95-year old organization that one in five American women has depended on for health care services.


America's women aren't interested in being pawns in his quest to pander his way to the Republican Party nomination for President."