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2012 Presidential Candidates: Where They Stand on the Issues

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Health Care & Women's Health


Barack Obama

Democrat
  • Continue to defend and implement so-called "Obamacare," the Affordable Care Act, which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in June 2012, asserting that it will protect people from bad insurance company practices and save them and the country money in the long run
  • Defend the Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers cover birth control with no co-pay
  • Believes in upholding Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that affirmed a woman's constitutional right to an abortion
Mitt Romney

Republican
  • Immediately begin work to overturn the Affordable Care Act; he believes the federal government should not have a heavy hand in health care and that the ACA will worsen the health insurance system's problems
  • Abolish contraception-access rules provided by the Affordable Care Act and eliminate federal funding to Planned Parenthood
  • Believes the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade, which would leave the legality of abortions up to individual states
Poll: Which Candidate Do You Agree with on Health Care?
All information was taken from official candidate websites or video interviews.

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