Tuesday, June 05, 2012

What A Romney Presidency Does to Women

At least we women know that Mitt Romney and his campaign consider women's issues as unimportant. 


Mitt Romney’s senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, on Sunday said that social issues important to women, like contraception coverage and abortion rights, were “shiny objects” that were being used to distract voters.

David Plouffe, one of President Barack Obama’s top aides, last week told New York Magazine that Democrats needed to be clear about what a Romney presidency would mean for women’s rights and other social issues....

“Mitt Romney is pro-life,” the senior adviser admitted to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “He’ll govern as a pro-life president, but you’re going to see the Democrats use all sorts of shiny objects to distract people’s attention from the Obama performance on the economy. This is not a social issue election.”

 In conclusion, we can infer that Mitt Romney doesn't care about women, our reproductive issues, access to health care, equal pay for equal work, improved education, and access to birth control.  Do American women want to return to the 1950's?  I don't.

Eric Fehrnstrom and Mitt Romney don't get the fact that access to birth control is an economic issue.  If you can't pay for the birth control pills, and there is no Planned Parenthood, a woman is having babies, and unable to support her family with a job outside of the home.  That might be the way that Romney wants it----less women in the work place, less complaints about equality and equal pay.

If you need some evidence on how the availability of birth control has helped improve  women's lives and contributed to the world economy, read the article in The Fiscal Times.