If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins Tuesday’s presidential election, one of the first groups that will be affected is Planned Parenthood. Romney has promised to defund the women’s organization as part of his promise of being a pro-life president.
But the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards is not in mood to give up so easily.
‘Planned Parenthood has been around 96 years. He can't get rid of us,’ she said. ‘That's maybe wishful thinking on his part.’ At the same time Planned Parenthood is also playing a proactive role in the election process.
Cecile who has been a staunch Obama supporter has taken time off her job in order to campaign for President Obama. The organization between Saturday and Election Day has knocked over 100,000 doors and organized over 2,000 volunteers in battleground states.
In recent years Planned Parenthood has become a bogeyman for conservatives who are against abortion cases. Richard said that the Republican obsession of striking down Planned Parenthood funding would leave many low-income women without a health care provider.
‘Mitt Romney declared war on us, picked a fight we weren't looking to pick,’ she said. ‘A lot of our folks take it really personally. So they have been engaged in a way like never before. It's become personal.’