From Carol Tobias, President
National Right to Life
Dear Mr. President,
Why do you think so little of women?
You began this year by launching the “War on Women.” You thought you could convince us that Republicans, if elected, would make all contraceptives illegal and that Mitt Romney was a troglodyte who thinks we should be pregnant, barefoot, and happy, keeping our place in the kitchen.
You assumed that most women support abortion and will do anything, even vote to re-elect you, to keep it legal. You apparently believe that Planned Parenthood (the nation’s largest provider of abortions) is the best thing to come along since sliced bread and that every woman should fall on her knees to worship this “gift” to women.
During the second presidential candidate debate, you inferred that the only way women can “get ahead” in the workplace is by the government, through your forceful leadership, funding Planned Parenthood so it can give us birth control pills and mammograms. (I know you have had many conversations with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, but in case she forgot to tell you, Planned Parenthood doesn’t do mammograms!!)
During the second debate, Mitt Romney was telling us about his experience as Governor of Massachusetts. He saw that not many women were in prominent positions so he consciously sought out women for various staff and cabinet positions. He referred to the resumes he was given as “binders full of women.” Amazingly, your supporters wanted us to be insulted. Were we to believe that he actually meant little women were placed in a binder and he opened it to let them out? Mr. President, do you honestly believe we are that stupid?
Women in this country are concerned about the economy and high gas prices and high unemployment rates and the quality of education in our schools and being safe from terrorists.
And yes, as women, we are concerned about protecting the most innocent among us– unborn children who are threatened by abortion. Those who believe unborn children should be protected are not waging a war on women, you are.
Don’t insult us by elevating an organization that aborts more than 330,000 unborn babies a year into some sort of national treasure. Don’t belittle us by thinking that we didn’t understand the noble objective behind Mitt Romney’s casual comment about “binders full of women.” And don’t demean us by thinking that we aren’t concerned about our future and the future of our country.
I know your supporters have gone to great lengths to try to intimidate those who support legislation to protect unborn children. I know that your campaign actually designed an e-card telling women to vote with their body parts.
You seem to forget, Mr. President, that one of our body parts is a brain. We are using it. That’s why we are voting for Mitt Romney for President.