Democracy Now: Obama Touts Record on Fair Pay, Abortion


President Obama hit the campaign trail in the Northeast on Thursday with a continued effort to drum up support among women voters. Speaking in New Hampshire, Obama touted his record on fair pay in the workplace and access to abortion services.

President Obama: “You know where I stand. Look, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, this was the first bill I signed into law, and I know you want the same thing for your daughters or sisters or moms or grandmas as I do. And this is not — as I said in the debate, this is not just a women’s issue; this is a family issue, this is an economic issue. I also believe women should make their own healthcare decisions.”

Obama and Mitt Romney were questioned about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in their debate Tuesday night. On Thursday, the Romney campaign attempted to walk back a statement from top Romney adviser Ed Gillespie that Romney had opposed the bill in 2009.

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~ by wheresthemic on October 19, 2012.

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