“Pillamina” is her name and birth control is her game. She is a woman wearing a giant package of birth control and the latest weapon on the War On Women. It’s brought to you by Planned Parenthood. Pillamina will follow Romney on the campaign trail.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards points out that her organization stresses the fact that birth control is “an economic issue for women — period. That’s something that President Obama clearly understands, and that Mitt Romney simply doesn’t.”
She was introduced last year to make birth control with no co-pay available under the new health care law and she was successful. This year is another story. Republicans are doing their best to deny women access to any kind of affordable, accessible birth control. Watch her on Youtube enjoying New York City here.
Earlier this year, at his final Illinois primary speech at Bradley University, a young woman asked Romney:
“So you’re all for like, yay, freedom, and all this stuff. And yay, like pursuit of happiness. You know what would make me happy? Free birth control.”
“You know, let me tell you, no no, look, look let me tell you something. If you’re looking for free stuff you don’t have to pay for? Vote for the other guy, that’s what he’s all about, okay? That’s not, that’s not what I’m about.”
The next question addressed his plans to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood. He was asked where millions of women would go if the organization no longer existed. His answer illustrated just how disconnected he is from the average human being and the fact that he isn’t concerned that Planned Parenthood is oftentimes the only source of healthcare available to impoverished women.
“Well they can go wherever they’d like to go. This is a free society. But here’s what I’d say, which is the federal government should not tax these people to pay for Planned Parenthood. The idea of the federal government funding Planned Parenthood I’m going to say no, we’re going to stop that.”
Hell hath no fury. We are becoming a nation of scorned women and guess what? WE ARE FIGHTING BACK. We’re not going to let this go either. The more the GOP throws their anti-women legislation our way and tries to silence us, the more power we draw from each other.
One of the signs at the performance of The Vagina Monologues on the steps of Michigan’s state capitol says it best:
Vaginas brought you into this world! Vaginas will vote you OUT!
Happy campaigning, Romneybot. Watch your back, the pills, vaginas and sluts have their eyes on you.
Kimberley A. Johnson is an author and The Spokeswoman for Rock The Slut Vote, an organization standing up and fighting the war on women. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and “like” the Rock The Slut Vote Facebook page