For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Presents GOP Debate “Superlatives”
WASHINGTON D.C. -- As the Presidential primary candidates once again debate for the Republican nomination, women are watching. And also judging.
In that spirit, EMILY’s List is proud to announce…
Achievement in Awful AwardsFor standing out in a crowd of crazy, we salute you
Most insulting rhetoric
Mitt Romney: “This isn’t an argument about contraceptives”- Romney joins other GOP men in dismissing discussion of women’s health
Scariest policy for women
Rick Santorum: Santorum opposes family planning programs and supports defunding Planned Parenthood
Ron Paul: “You don’t have women’s rights or men’s rights” - Paul ignoring that men’s reproductive freedom isn’t being restricted by Republicans
Makes the least sense:
EVERYONE on earmarks
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