CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At a Planned Parenthood rally in front of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Tuesday, actress and Planned Parenthood board member Aisha Tyler told a crowd of supporters that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s positions shows he does not actually love women.
Tyler pointed out the importance of Planned Parenthood for general health services through her own personal story and explained that the organization is not just about abortion.
“Planned Parenthood is not just about abortion. That is just what the other side wants to tell you. It’s not just about abortion. It is about women’s lives and our health and about women being able to be the architects of their own destiny because when you choose when to become a mother, when you choose when to make a family, you don’t let somebody else make that choice for you, It’s your choice and we are going to fight to make sure no one ever, ever takes it away.”
“That is why I take it incredibly personally when someone like Mitt Romney says that he wants to defund Planned Parenthood,” she said.
The actress explained that while people like Romney may say they love women, their actions should fit the rhetoric.
“If you love women — then if you want to do things like make abortion illegal even in cases of rape or incest, if you want to make it difficult for women to get access to birth control, if you want to make sure that medical insurance does not cover birth control, if you want to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act — You do not love women.”
According to Tyler Obama is the only choice if they care about healthy women and families.
“So if you care about women and if you care about American families and if you care about keeping Americans healthy, and you care about healthy children, then you are voting Obama the way that I am voting Obama this November.”
Videography by Sarah Hofmann