President of pro-abortion-rights group says women can't trust Romney

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Keenan said Romney wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, the court decision that gave women the right to an abortion.


“Mitt Romney would take away our power to make decisions about our lives and our futures,” Keenan said. “But there's one decision he cannot take away — and that's the one women will make on Nov. 6.”

Keenan also took a dig at Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who recently made controversial comments about what constitutes “legitimate rape.”

“We believe that rape is rape,” Keenan said. “We believe that a woman should make healthcare decisions with her family, her doctor, and her God. And we believe that there's no place in that room for politicians — especially politicians who don't know how women's bodies work.”

Akin's remark, that pregnancy is rare in cases of "legitimate rape" because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," outraged many lawmakers, including some Republicans. Akin is in a tough campaign against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).