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It is this simple, and I regard the statement below as fundamental, hence I have done a quick transcript of the video.


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For you and most Americans protecting women's health is a mission that stands above politics, and yet, over the past year we have had to stand up to politicians who wanted to deny millions of women the care they rely on and inject themselves into decisions that are best made between a women and her doctor. Let's be clear here, women are not an interest group, they are mothers and daughters, sisters and wives, they are half of this country and are perfectly capable of making their own choices about their health care.

So we are grateful that through it all we never forgot who you are fighting for; the women with a new lease on life because a mammogram caught her cancer in time. The women who can sleep easier because of a cervical cancer screening. The women who is able to chose when to start a family because she could afford contraception. So, when some professional politicians casually say they will get rid of planned parenthood, don't forget what they are really talking about; eliminating the funding for preventative care for millions of women rely on and leaving them to fend for themselves. That is why last year when Republicans in congress threatened to shut down the government unless we stopped funding planned parenthood I had a simple answer; no. We know this debate is far from over, we must continue to send the message loud and clear:

If you truly value families, you shouldn't play politics  with a woman's health. That is why I know planned parenthood will continue to providing care no matter what. I know you will never stop fighting to protect the health care and choices that America's women deserve, as long as I have the privilege of being your president, neither will I. Thanks

The Republicans have declared that they do not care about

My mother

My sisters

My nieces

Myself, my partner, and every other American woman enough to allow us access to affordable healthcare. They wish to condemn us to poverty, poor health, subservience and even death.

This is why I support president Obama and those Democratic Party members that stand with us.

This is the war on women.

Originally posted to LaFeminista on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 12:39 AM PDT.

Also republished by Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism, Sluts, I Vote for Democrats, and J Town.

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