Stand with us and demand that Governor Mitt Romney pull his television ad in Indiana endorsing Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate from Indiana.

It is intolerable that a presidential candidate would continue running such an ad in light of the Murdock’s extreme position on rape. This is the only ad Romney has released endorsing a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and revealed Romney’s ultra conservatism in such selection.

Sign the petition and demand Romney drop his ad endorsing Mourdock now.

In case you have not heard, last night in the Indiana Senate debate Mourdock said, “I believe life begins at conception. The only exception […] to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with myself for a long time but I came to realize life is that gift from God, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape. It is something that God intended to happen.

Does Mourdock mean that God intended for that rape to happen, and for it to result in a pregnancy? Is the next step not to prosecute the rapist, and to force her to marry the rapist? This is not so far-fetched and is happening in Afghanistan and Morocco.

Religious extremism threatens women’s lives – in fact, threatens all of our lives, and religious freedom itself.

Governor Romney now says he would allow abortion in cases of rape, incest, and to save the life of the woman. But Romney has also said he supports the Personhood Amendment that states that life begins as the moment of fertilization and would outlaw all abortion (it has no exceptions) and may outlaw the pill, the IUD, and some medical treatment for critical illnesses of the women. Now Romney has chosen to single out Mourdock for his only TV ad endorsement of a Senate candidate.

If women’s lives count at all to Governor Romney, he must pull the ad. Religious extremism has no place in public decision-making that can cost women their lives and freedom.


Help us spread the word about this campaign on social media! Share the action on Facebook and use the hashtags #UnfitMitt and #DropMourdock on Twitter.

Sample tweets:

Hey #UnfitMitt, it’s time to #DropMourdock! Your endorsement of him is an endorsement of his horrific views on rape

— Feminist Majority (@FemMajority) October 24, 2012



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Press Secretary  Andrea Saul @andreamsaul

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3 comments on “Governor Romney, Drop Your Ad

  1. If Mitt Romney truly wishes to win this election and support the gender equality he spoke of at the last debate, endorsing this man is not the way to go.

  2. It is obvious that Mitt has no daughters. Also obvious that he is a committed chauvinistic pig who is just not smart.

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