By: Sarah Jones
July 11th, 2012
This will come as no surprise to those who have followed the Republican War on Women, but for a campaign struggling to keep up with the endless war chests of corporate Republican PACs who appear to be violating the spirit and intent of the “do not coordinate” rules with the Romney campaign, it’s good to hear that the National Organization for Women’s PAC (NOW) is officially endorsing President Obama for re-election.
NOW/PAC Chair Terry O’Neill’s statement highlights the clear contrast on women’s rights between Obama and Romney this November, noting that in President Obama women have someone who listens and responds, and in Romney we have a man who not only is unresponsive but wants to turn the clock back to the 1950′s “if not the 19th century.”
Read her statement below:
NOW PAC is proud to stand behind a president who unquestionably represents the path forward to achieve equality for women. Throughout the past four years President Obama has listened to our concerns and repeatedly stood up for women’s rights against a right-wing juggernaut bent on undermining our access to reproductive health care, our economic security and even our safety from intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
The extremists’ War on Women is all too real, and in order to win this struggle we must have strong allies in the White House who will work with us to implement policies that empower the women of this country to live healthy, safe and productive lives. President Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have shown time and again that they are our allies.
President Obama’s record on women’s issues speaks for itself:
On health care: The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover preventive care without co-pays, including contraception, mammograms, screening for cervical cancer, diabetes and heart disease, and many other prevention measures. The ACA also prohibits sex-based discrimination in insurance premium pricing, stops insurers from refusing coverage because of a pre-existing condition, expands Medicaid coverage to millions of low-income people (disproportionately women, particularly women of color), and will subsidize health premiums for millions more low- and middle-income earners — again, disproportionately women — who don’t get health coverage through their jobs and wouldn’t be able to afford it otherwise. And the president stood up to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops when they demanded restrictions on birth control, ensuring access to contraception coverage for the millions of women insured through religiously affiliated schools, hospitals and nonprofits throughout the country.Continue reading at: http://www.politicususa.com/endorses-obamabiden-romney-1950s.html