Statements about Abortion
"Women take birth control, more than half of them, as a medication for other conditions."
In the past three years, state legislatures have "enacted more of these restrictions (on abortion) than in the previous 10 years combined."
"There are only four countries in the world that ... legalize abortion after five months -- China, North Korea, Canada and the U.S."
Says Mitt Romney wants to "get rid of Planned Parenthood."
Says "Romney supported a law that could have made most common forms of birth control illegal."
"There are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for not just contraceptive care; they rely on it for mammograms."
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."
"George Bush never suggested that we eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood."
Says Joe Biden "went to China and said that he sympathized and wouldn't second-guess their one-child policy of forced abortions and sterilizations."
"Barack Hussein Obama will .. force Christian organizations to pay for abortions."
Says Romney and Ryan "both backed proposals that would outlaw abortions even in cases of rape or incest."
Republicans included "the Akin amendment in the Republican Party platform, which bans abortion, even for rape victims."
Paul Ryan would "outlaw in vitro fertilization."
Says Mitt Romney opposes requiring employers to cover contraception and would eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood.
Says Mitt Romney "backed a bill that outlaws all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest."
"Vagina. Because apparently, saying that word in the Michigan State House of Representatives can get you a two-day ban from speaking on the floor."
"Romneycare covers abortion, illegal immigrants and has a public option. Obamacare does not."
The Obama White House recognizes a "baby that has not been born" for security purposes.
Says Romney flip-flopped on abortion.
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