The president of Planned Parenthood blasted Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Wednesday, a day after the former Massachusetts governor said he would “get rid” of the federally funded program. “Really what that means,” Cecile Richards said, “is he wants to get rid of preventive healthcare for three million folks every year who come to Planned Parenthood for reproductive healthcare, for cancer screenings, for birth control.” Richards spoke to reporters on a conference call, along with Democratic House members Jan Schakowsky and Mike Quigley of Illinois.
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