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Obama: Men should not "be making health care decisions for women"

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fl.--At a Thursday morning rally in Tampa, President Barack Obama is jumping on the rape comment by GOP Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock to make an appeal to female voters, saying women "should be making their own health care decisions."

The Obama team is highlighting Mitt Romney's endorsement of Mourdock--and the ad he made for him.

Said Obama, "While we're at it, as we saw again this week, I don't think any politician in Washington, most of whom are male, should be making health care decisions for women. Women can make those decisions themselves. I don't think your boss or your insurance company should be making those decisions. Women should be making their own health care decisions. That's why the health care law we passed put those choices in your hands. That's where it belongs. And that's where it'll stay as long as I am President of the United States."

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