There was plenty of applause for Planned Parenthood and its president Cecile Richards Wednesday night at the DNC, and boos for Mitt Romney and his plan to “get rid of Planned Parenthood” and repeal Roe v. Wade. “Why are we having to fight in 2012 against politicians who want to end access to birth control?” Richards asked. “It’s like we woke up in a bad episode of Mad Men.”
Fact check: Romney said he would "get rid" of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, not get rid of the entity altogether #NBCPolitics
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) September 6, 2012
No one is talking about banning Planned Parenthood morons. Only cutting public funding. They would have to change to private funding. BFD
— SmallgGay (@SmallgGay) September 6, 2012
I'm pro not paying for other peoples' choices.
— Tracy (@TracyLConnors) September 6, 2012
WAIT! Romney isn't trying to overturn Roe vs. Wade. That is an outright lie. #DNC2012
— Melissia (@ProudoftheUSA) September 6, 2012
I wonder if the Fact Checkers will fisk this b.s. from Cecile Richards. #DNC2012
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) September 6, 2012
No one. Dems lie. RT @Crudotastic: WHO THE FUCK WANTS TO END ACCESS TO BIRTH CONTROL
— KeepCalmAndDrawl (@FormerDeminTX) September 6, 2012
Richards name-checked Rep. Todd Akin early on in her speech but managed to overlook Margaret Sanger in her remarks on the founding of Planned Parenthood.
— Trish (Queen Bossy) (@ExPoleDancer) September 6, 2012
Richards’ appearance followed that of NARAL’s Nancy Keenan on Tuesday.
Keep pushing Planned Parenthood and Abortion, Democrats. This is the number one issue for every american. #headdesk
— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) September 6, 2012
— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) September 6, 2012
— Misfit Politics (@MisfitPolitics) September 6, 2012