By Liz Vlock
On Monday, in recognition of National Women’s Health Week, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund released a statement criticizing Mitt Romney’s proposed policies towards women.
The press release highlighted Mitt Romney’s campaign pledges to defund Planned Parenthood and to overturn Roe v. Wade, effectively ending access to legal abortions. “While Planned Parenthood is urging women to make their health a priority by scheduling potentially lifesaving cancer screenings and checkups, Mitt Romney publicly opposed women’s ability to access these basic health services,” said Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.
In contrast, Planned Parenthood Action Fund also voiced its support for Obama’s Presidential Proclamation that stressed the importance of women’s access to preventative care.
Planned Parenthood services include giving breast exams, STD tests, Pap tests and access to birth control to approximately three million people annually.