After conservative state legislatures across the country proposed bills this month that restrict the contraceptive freedoms of American women, it’s no surprise that Obama is polling well among women. And Mitt Romney’s nonchalant comment that he would “get rid of” Planned Parenthood if elected, (which actually isn’t possible since it’s privately owned), shows just how out of touch with the female demographic the GOP remains.
The Pew Research Center reported this month that Obama led Romney by 20 points (58 percent to 38 percent) and that 61 percent of women said they would choose Obama over Santorum. In fact, the percentage of women voting Democratically has steadily risen over the last 30 years. With such a focus on issues directly related to women’s health, it will be no surprise if those figures continue to rise. On the heels of releasing this graphic depicting the disparity in health care costs between men and women, the president released the video below reiterating his commitment to giving women the freedom to make their own health care decisions, and to ensuring important women’s health services. Watch it here:
In ‘The War Room’ we’ve covered the war on women extensively. Below you’ll find some great moments from the show, which focus on on a range of key issues that have pushed women, their health and their freedom to the forefront of the political debate.
Fired Up! Republicans are taking the country back … in time
Do Republicans want to take the country back — or do they want to take it back in time? Jennifer Granholm takes on the latest battle in the ‘War on Women’ with a look at life in America decades ago, in a black and white era where women’s rights were few and far between.
Health care is the key to women voters, and to whether women vote at all
Pollster Celinda Lake delves into how unmarried women may vote in the upcoming election – and whether they will vote at all. She tells Jennifer Granholm the health care issue will make a big difference to women voters: “They now realize that these political choices matter.”
More of our coverage of the war on women:
- Fired Up! GOP must stop their war on women, focus on job creation. Watch it here.
- Outrage moves ‘troops’ fighting against the war on women. Watch it here.
- Call to Action: Raise your voice against Rush. Watch it here.
- Christine Pelosi on Romney’s Planned Parenthood attack: ‘If you don’t respect us, don’t expect us.’ Watch it here.