LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s latest flip-flop – the Blunt Amendment:
“Yesterday, Gov. Mitt Romney displayed the most flagrant example of his flip-flopping skills by opposing the extreme Blunt Amendment and then turning around and supporting it in record time.
“The Blunt Amendment is the latest incarnation of the extreme attacks on women by Romney and his GOP cronies. The Los Angeles County Democratic Party strongly opposed the Blunt Amendment, which would have allowed employers to deny reproductive health coverage for women, and might have allowed even greater restrictions on health coverage.
“Even though the Blunt Amendment was rightfully defeated in the U.S. Senate today, it does not negate the fact that Romney continues to flip-flop, especially on reproductive health and other health care issues.
“At one time, Romney was pro-choice, in favor of allowing emergency contraception for rape victims. Now, Romney is pro-life, in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade, and supports allowing bosses to control women’s health care choices and decisions.
“It’s time for Romney to stop pandering in whichever direction the wind blows to garner votes. Most importantly, it’s time for Romney and the Republicans to halt their despicable assault on women.”