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April 12, 2012

Extreme Anti-Choice Group Endorses Romney

Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said the Susan B. Anthony List’s decision to endorse former Gov. Mitt Romney and spend millions to support his campaign will create even more problems for the anti-choice presidential candidate with key groups of women voters.

“So much for the idea that Romney will try to move to the middle in the general election. If he thought he had problems with women voters before, today’s news only makes it worse,” Keenan said. “One of the major groups behind the War on Women is now rewarding Romney for supporting policies that would undermine women’s freedom and privacy at every turn. Romney wants to outlaw abortion and take away personal, private decisions from women and their doctors. We are happy to contrast his positions with those of President Obama’s. We will continue to remind voters, especially a key bloc of women voters in battleground states, that Romney’s extreme views are out of touch with our country’s values and priorities.”

During his campaign for governor of Massachusetts, Romney pledged his pro-choice values. However, once he assumed office, he took anti-choice actions, such as vetoing a bill giving rape survivors information about and timely access to emergency contraception. Recently, Romney endorsed a constitutional ban on abortion, a concept similar to a “personhood” measure that Mississippi voters rejected by a wide margin last November.  He also has said he would “get rid” of Planned Parenthood.

For more information on Romney’s record on choice, please visit our website here.

In addition, please see findings from survey conducted for NARAL Pro-Choice America in targeted battleground states that shows that a key bloc of women voters is resistant to a candidate with extreme anti-choice views.


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