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You've got to be shaking your head in and thinking to yourself that we didn't Mitt -- -- today on the Jermaine.
He actually once again flip flopped after all the other flip flops on this issue alone.
Yes and it's really gets edged incredibly ecstatic that they that he's really going to play politics with women's health care particularly -- I heard it but today is that.
He's -- you and all on paper imperative that -- comedic work.
Funding that goes to support and breast cancer screening pap smear.
Basic element that and.
Again I think didn't quite work -- -- -- it's true it probably come out here -- he really just doesn't get it when it comes women's health care and they're -- -- -- or will help her act.
Let's be clear about how much of federal dollars -- how much taxpayer money goes to plan -- -- for the purpose of abortions -- that has been.
A political football.
Right so I guess the question so if they answer is zero and -- and zero for decades and Mitt Romney should know that Turkey.
If you really want it's harder and I stage.
Planned Parenthood received the only.
Reimbursement we have not even a budget -- greater understand that.
-- -- -- -- -- From that the government is for.
Again presented here and it.
Reform element that's it for cancer screenings birth control.
And the thing that's extraordinary in May is that you know that women democratic primary and a country which -- been here four or here.
But signed a lot Richard Nixon didn't have bipartisan support for -- because of course.
Everyone knows that for every dollar we invest in birth control -- taxpayers they support our at a cost of unintended pregnancy.
And particularly when you look at what he's proposing to do as president and that is and -- screenings.
Being that constant and it life.
And -- -- that chaired it for women who don't detector can't early.
Its first round and I think it's irresponsible fiscal point of view.
And it incredibly irresponsible.
Statement -- Where did that come from this notion that somehow plan -- and every parent had an abortion.
-- sucking up all the the dollars -- tax dollars from from people I mean -- at that even get started.
Well I just think it's a fiction that it -- -- promoted by.
I'm certain the most extreme parts of the Republican Party unfortunately but moderate Republicans who supported plant -- for decades and still do.
Understand the -- and Mitt Romney should understand that your I think that I think.
What's really happening here it looks he would take it very extreme positions and in order to get the nomination and he is -- Doubling down on all of -- What -- -- saying that that the you know that he knows of no legislation that fits his agenda or that would get in the way of keeping abortion legal is basically what he said.
But that kind of doesn't really answer where he stands because he's been on record as.
Being all over the place including having once stated that if he had his way abortions would be illegal in this country.
Well exactly and that was incredible feat has one thing one night and immediately has campaigned -- -- something completely different.
And amenities that I think that it registered yeah and has campaigned harder and it -- -- no no not actually isn't what we met in fact he would.
You know it would appoint judges overturn Roe vs.
-- is -- very clear that.
She would -- all any kind of preventive care plan parents.
And he would and the national family planning program -- the first five million women who depend on it many times the only doctor -- -- that -- yet.
Which I -- Cecile Richards president Planned Parenthood as I understand it.
Shortly after he made that comment yesterday.
Which seem like a reversal of his position on abortion his campaign called Tony Perkins of the family research cattle to assure him that nothing -- change.
Well that's right and doesn't recognize concerning Allen and I don't feel like we ever get straight story from Romney I don't is that once -- -- up on onstage.
And -- another thing behind closed door we we saw that the other night frankly in the debate when he -- Trying to say that in fact -- his promise to completely repeal the Affordable Care Act would hurt anybody.
From getting health insurance and and that and immediately then and that evening his campaign at this table actually help millions of folks.
Would not be able to get health care anymore if he is elected.
Because they had preexisting conditions -- that -- -- -- -- -- -- Untrue and I think that that's -- concern I have right here when you hit it literally just don't know what the -- Well what -- how specific and will be about how women would be affected with the Romney presidency.
Taken some time off in order -- work a volunteer -- campaign because there's three things on his pledge to do that I figured any devastating for women in America.
-- if you said he cannot appoint judges overturn row -- that he would like to overturn himself because it the second cities like you.
He says get rid of Planned Parenthood.
Health care provider -- remind -- every year.
And that -- is steady and national family planning program immediately which again if they cost saving measure doesn't let.
Paid for a businessman it's the most irresponsible thing he could possibly say.
Clearly what you remember because we're in -- in preventive care in this country is delicate for women's health it's good for the taxpayers.
How much of your money comes from the government in what other sources are there.
Well I think Planned Parenthood supported I spoke to -- air it out paper -- -- -- By public reimbursement and that includes mainly low income women -- uninsured women.
Again to your point earlier who come to us for preventive care yet we're the largest provider -- planning.
In America we provide about 750000.
Breast exam every year.
And same as many pap smear them for many -- -- This is there when one visits and then we also have -- -- private equity but the thing I want to stress -- -- -- -- -- where Kirk.
You know I think that this is such a political football with -- -- -- -- kind of interesting -- women's health plan period operate just like.
Every hospital and health care -- -- America.
We and we're not a budget item -- -- -- like checked we get reimbursed.
For this service says the prevention services that we provide.
Just like everyone else and in fact we provide him for a lower cost because -- is a much care for so many women in America.
How much -- funding though is government is it mostly government funding.
I'd say that in the clinics around the country about or eat and then they occur patients.
-- or portrait of their funding comes from some kind of public reimbursement.
But again I want to stress this has money for preventive care and -- for cancer and what for 39 -- -- We have we're we're a very good bargain Valencia -- -- the other money.
It comes from either for donations and we have a number of folks to provide you know -- -- allotment for a record patients.
And then of course for a lot of states we have a sliding scale and some people can afford to -- -- -- -- don't sort of make it there -- sure it's paid for their.
Now what percentage of your business is abortion.
I am and -- a percentage I can say that more than.
90% of our servers are picking up question are preventive care and that is again I'd say.
Last year more than two million people came US corporate and I can more then senator -- would be okay for breast -- And number of young people ALCON also stressed to testing -- -- we're the largest provider -- -- -- entry in the country so district has every.
One thing we do -- and then that is and they are actually it rates steady at just cannot enter our Lewis.
Is that -- -- demonstrated that if you provide women access to affordable.
We can reduce abortion rate in this country we can reduce teen pregnancy rate this country we just we just proved him authority.
And I think that's what's most -- as an electrical plumbing at all writers are gonna do with circuit and insurance coverage for birth control.
They're gonna and accept apparently planning.
Go to the things that we all -- reduce unintended pregnancy -- and refused to meet proportion global yeah if you -- -- -- Policies that they're supporting actually would lead to more abortions but that never -- and that's important it's also important to reiterate that no.
Taxpayer dollars go to plan turned -- for the purpose of performing abortions.
That's exactly right and Mitt Romney has better and that that's where I think -- says.
I think it's I think it's Saturday.
In -- -- went and I come -- it is that I got to -- moment or help her everyday women are coming because they need a -- healthcare they are Republicans.
They -- Democrat they're independent spirit non voters.
Women for women they can't understand.
Why someone running for president.
Would be playing politics.
Equipment -- and preventive.
To -- they were done and it was of people might be interests -- know that your mom was a great public servant and Richards.
Thank you very very much for -- think you're out there tonight thanks a lot and it.
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