Monday, November 05, 2012

Now it's up to Barack

That's 70 Iowans I have called as part of the President's GOTV effort.  I did it for these reasons:

1) My late mother adored President Obama and really, really wanted him to win re-election
2) Bill Clinton is working for him, so why shouldn't I?
3) When the polls close tomorrow, I want to know I did what I could to protect my country

Does #3 sound a little over the top? The following is from the Think Progress website:

1) Romney supported the Blunt amendment. The Blunt Amendment would allow employers to deny contraception to their female employees because of religious objections. That means any woman working for an employer who didn’t support contraception would be denied the right to have her birth control costs covered. When asked if he supported the amendment, Romney said, “Of course.”

2) Romney wants to defund Planned Parenthood. Seventy six percent of the patients who go to Planned Parenthood are seeking affordable contraception options. Low-income women, particularly, rely on the organization to get family planning options that might otherwise be out of their price range. Because the organization uses a sliding scale pay system, it allows the poorest women to get the most affordable care.

3) Romney would restore co-pays for birth control. By repealing the Affordable Care Act, Romney would get rid of the requirement that insurance companies offer women a variety of birth control options without a co-pay attached. That makes it harder for women to get contraception, especially the most effective kinds, which tend to have the highest up-front costs.

4) Romney supports a ‘personhood amendment.’ Romney once told reporters that be would “absolutely” support a state constitutional amendment defining a fertilized egg as a person. Had it passed, that law would have outlawed some forms of contraception — as well as all abortions and in vitro fertilization.

I am personally pro-life. I am personally conflicted about IVF. But these conclusions are the result of my faith, and I passionately support the separation of Church and State. I don't want to live in a theocracy, and I fear that's where Romney-Ryan would take us.

Please keep this in mind when you vote on Tuesday.


  1. Bravo, well said! I agree whole heartedly!

  2. Thanks for doing all you did to support the re-election! You're a good egg! :)


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