Abortion rights activists Etch A Sketch against Romney
NARAL supporter Kate Vlach said Romney will not be able to shake and vanish his position against reproductive rights.
March 22nd, 2012
11:22 AM ET
11 years ago

Abortion rights activists Etch A Sketch against Romney

Washington (CNN) - About 20 demonstrators with the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) gathered outside a hotel where GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney planned fundraising remarks Thursday and used Etch A Sketch toys recently mentioned by the Romney campaign as part of their protest.

Senior Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom suggested on CNN's "Starting Point" Wednesday that a post-nomination Romney candidate could reset his campaign "almost like an Etch-a-Sketch – you can kind of shake it up, and we start all over again."

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But demonstrators were using the Etch A Sketch to frame their disagreement with Romney over his proposal to end federal support for Planned Parenthood. "His anti-choice record and rhetoric will not disappear," said NARAL spokeswoman Erika West in prepared remarks.

Many in the group held pink Etch-a-Sketch toys and chanted their belief Romney should be held accountable for his position on reproductive rights that includes a proposal to end federal support for Planned Parenthood.

Romney was not seen arriving at the hotel entrance where the demonstration took place.

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  1. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    @Fair Is Fair: "Just one. He's due home from Afghanistan in May. 4th tour. Thanks for asking."
    I pray for his safe return. BTW, how do you feel about the killings he has committed?
    I'm am thankful there are men like him that are willing to fight and possibly die to protect this country and ALL of our freedom.

    And how would YOU feel about killing somebody that was trying to kill YOU? I suppose you would rather be killed than defend yourself and cause injury to the other person? Probably best you stay out of the military and let your family know they are goners in certain situations.

    March 22, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. diridi

    Meth Romney declared WAR on WOMEN. Destroy America. Bain-Capital ships jobs to China. Stash money in Cayman Island, 5 sons get each 3 Million dollars of Ill-gotten Money. You are there, you get 60/– to vote for him as a BRIBE. Story ends.

    March 22, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
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