Statements about Women

Says the Senate will have a record number of female senators in 2013.  

Says Matt Wand has sided with anti-choice activists "to restrict access to reproductive health care services."

"Women in Barack Obama's White House are earning less than men."

Says a university survey concluded his Massachusetts administration "had more women in senior leadership positions than any other state in America."

"The poverty rate amongst women is the worst it’s been in 17 years and the extreme poverty rate is the worst it’s ever been."

Says Connie Mack voted to redefine "rape" as "forcible rape."

Says Mitt Romney and George Allen "would overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to end safe, legal abortion even in cases of rape, incest or when a woman's life is at risk."

Says Rep. Jon Runyan "voted to redefine rape."

Says Mitt Romney suggested that "employers should be able to make the decision as to whether or not a woman gets contraception through her insurance coverage."

Says Mitt Romney refused to say whether he'd sign the Lilly Ledbetter bill.

"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence  and child abuse."

"Since President Obama took office, there are over 450,000 more unemployed women."

"When (Joe Kyrillos) had an opportunity to vote for women in terms of their health care, not once, not twice, but six times, he voted against women’s health care in our state."

"In every state, women are paid less than men."

Women "receive only 77 cents for every dollar a man earns."

"The first (state) budget that came out of our Republican leadership slashed funding to Planned Parenthood...It resulted in the reduction of hours, the elimination of days, elimination of access to women in my city and all over my state."

Says women care most about jobs and the economy

Paul Ryan would "outlaw in vitro fertilization."

Says Mitt Romney opposes requiring employers to cover contraception and would eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood.

"In 2010, Mr. [Anthony] Gemma described himself as a 'pro-life' candidate. Now, he claims to be pro-choice."

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