For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List President Statement on Romney’s Support for Defunding Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement on Romney's support for defunding Planned Parenthood.
"Keeping women healthy is the right thing to do for our country and our families," said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List. "In his quest to prove he's as far right as any Republican, Romney has definitively thrown his lot in with those who would turn back the clock on our rights and our freedoms. American women notice when you care more about winning a primary than you care about their health. We're watching, we vote, and we're going to re-elect President Obama and send even more Democratic women to Congress to build a more progressive America."
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 1,000,000 members across the country, EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has worked to elect 87 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 27 year history.