For Immediate Release
Stephanie Schriock on Mitt Romney's Attempt To Distort His Record On Choice
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Mitt Romney attempted to abandon his regressive anti-choice positions after years of campaigning against women’s access to reproductive healthcare.
"Mitt Romney has apparently forgotten Ted Kennedy's reminder that when it comes to women's health, there's no such thing as 'multiple choice,' said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List. "Mitt Romney is weaving back and forth between versions of himself faster than his spokeswoman can keep up; the reality of his statements during this campaign couldn't be more clear: from appointing Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe v. Wade to supporting a "personhood amendment" to eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood, a critical provider of basic health care like cancer screenings, Mitt Romney is determined to push a world in which women's liberty and opportunity is limited, and it's harder for them to keep themselves and their families healthy and stable. With a month to go, Romney's desperation is palpable, but his efforts to dodge and mislead are clearly visible to women all over. At EMILY's List, we're committed to ensuring women voters know the truth about candidates from the presidential race on down. We're confident women will re-elect President Obama and send him the pro-choice Democratic women legislators he needs so that we continue to move forward, not backwards."
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 1,700,000 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.