Stand Up For Women

The Republican Party—led by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan—is dangerously wrong for women.

Mitt Romney would “get rid of” federal funding for Planned Parenthood, Paul Ryan co-sponsored a piece of legislation that would have narrowed the definition of rape, and now the Todd Akin, Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Missouri claims there’s a biological defense against pregnancy from “legitimate rape.”

Akin’s choice of words isn’t the key issue here. Akin simply stumbled into saying aloud what the Republican Party believes in as a party. Akin’s position has now been codified in the extremist Republican national platform, adopted this week. The real issue is the Republican party—led by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan—whose policies on women and their health are dangerously wrong.

It’s time for us to move forward—not back—on women’s health and rights.