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below, from the Democratic National Committee...

New DNC Web Video - Mitt Romney: Wrong for Women and Wrong for Illinois

As Republican voters in Illinois get ready for next Tuesday's GOP primary, Mitt
Romney is trying to appeal to moderate Republicans and Republican-leaning
independents, especially women. But before casting their votes, it's important
that these voters know just how far Mitt Romney has gone to pander to the right
wing of his party.

That's why the DNC released a new web video today to highlight Romney's extreme positions on women's health, in advance of Mitt Romney's first stop in Illinois.

In coordination with the release of the video and to further highlight these
issues for reporters covering Mitt Romney's IL stop, Rep. Jan Schakowsky and
Illinois Planned Parenthood President Carole Brite will also hold a press event
at 7 a.m. outside Mitt Romney's breakfast event at Pancakes Eggcetera, 9463 W.
Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL.

Make no mistake: Mitt Romney has become the most extreme candidate on issues
affecting women in this country.

Romney has gone as far as promising to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling, calling
it "one of the darkest moments in Supreme Court history." And just this week in
the neighboring state of Missouri, he vowed to "get rid of" Planned Parenthood.

He also recently declared his support for the Blunt-Rubio Amendment, which would allow any employer to drop coverage for health care services like contraception because of personal beliefs. The Blunt-Rubio Amendment is dangerous, and it's an extreme attack on the rights of women to make decisions about their health for themselves.

Romney has also said he supports so-called "personhood" amendments. Voters in Mississippi rejected such an amendment last November, and we know that others are sprouting up around the country. These extreme and divisive measures would ban all abortions, many forms of birth control, and even in vitro fertilization.

These are just some of the many outrageous positions that Mitt Romney has taken on issues affecting women across the country - all of which are part of Romney's shameless race to the far right. And despite these attacks on women's health, Romney is being supported by Illinois Representatives Judy Biggert, Aaron Shock, and Robert Dold.

Mitt Romney can't hide the truth from voters in Illinois and across the country.
He is wrong for women and he can't be trusted to protect women's access to

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