Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
"Richard Mourdock's remarks about rape are reprehensible and especially outrageous coming from a major party candidate for the U.S. Senate. This isn’t just about what politicians like Richard Mourdock, Todd Akin, Steve King and Joe Walsh say — it's about the policies they would enact in partnership with a Romney/Ryan Administration. These are the very politicians that Mitt Romney has promised to put in charge of a woman’s personal health care decisions. "Mitt Romney and Richard Mourdock share an allegiance to the Republican Party platform, which would ban safe and legal abortion without any exceptions, give full constitutional rights to fertilized eggs, and repeal the birth control benefit. "Richard Mourdock is the only Senate candidate in the country with a TV ad starring Mitt Romney. It's not enough for the Romney campaign to issue a tepid statement 'disagreeing' with Richard Mourdock's appalling remarks. Mitt Romney must immediately rescind his endorsement of Murdock and demand that Murdock take down the campaign ads featuring him."By fully supporting Richard Mourdock, Mitt Romney throws his full support behind the republican war on women. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) released this statement in support of Mr. Mourdock.
“ ...but sharing the view of millions of Americans that life begins at conception is Richard’s deeply held personal belief that shouldn’t be misconstrued by partisans to imply something it does not,”What Mitch, Romney/Ryan and the rest of the radical republicans don't understand is that its wrong to impose your personal beliefs on other Americans. Until the republicans stop writing laws imposing their personal beliefs on the rest of America the republican war on women will continue unabated.
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