Obama pushes record on women's issues
Published on August 3, 2012 at 11:59 AM
President Barack Obama's talking points on the campaign trail highlight his positions on women's health issues including his support for Planned Parenthood.
Politico: Obama: Women Make Up 80 Percent Of My Household
President Obama touted his record on women's issues and stressed the women in his personal story as he addressed a major gathering of women bloggers on Thursday. "Women's issues are front and center as they should be. But the conversation has been oversimplified a bit," he told the BlogHer conference in New York, speaking live via video from Orlando, Fla. "Women are not a monolithic bloc, not an interest group." … Though he listed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, education reform and his support for Planned Parenthood -- among other issues -- as accomplishments, much of his speech focused on his own relationships with women (Epstein, 8/2).
The Hill: Planned Parenthood Officials Greet Obama In Orlando
Officials with Planned Parenthood welcomed President Obama in Orlando Thursday as he visited for a campaign event, underscoring the group's support for his reelection. The two women, Jenna Cawley Tosh and Nancy Wolf, were part of a group that greeted Obama on the tarmac as he stepped off Air Force One. Obama "spent time talking with each" before moving on to work a rope line, according to a White House pool report. Tosh and Wolf are President/CEO and Board Chairwoman of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, respectively (Viebeck, 8/2).
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