The Democratic party’s official abortion provider now a full-fledged shill for the Obama administration.
(CNN) — Planned Parenthood Action Fund unveiled an advertising campaign Wednesday in swing states painting Mitt Romney as the wrong choice for women, a critical voting bloc in the battle for the White House.
Backed by $1.4 million, the spot will run on broadcast and cable television in West Palm Beach, Florida, Des Moines, Iowa, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., according to the political arm of the women’s health care organization.
The commercial uses the presumptive GOP nominee’s own words and those of campaign officials to accuse him of wanting to deny women birth control, abortions and equal pay.
“When Mitt Romney says ‘Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that,’ Romney is saying he’ll deny women the birth control and cancer screenings they depend on,” the ad says. “When Romney says ‘Do I believe Supreme Court should overturn Roe V. Wade? Yes,’ he’s saying he’ll deny women the right to make their own medical decisions.”
The first claim came from an interview he conducted in March, in which he cited cutting federal funding to Planned Parenthood as one of the steps he would consider to reduce government spending if elected president. His campaign has said he would support ending federal funding of institution, not the organization itself.
Planned Parenthood, which also endorsed President Barack Obama on Wednesday, said the new ad will be the first in a series of spots throughout the general election.
Update: You know it’s bad when even the NYT can’t spin it.
(NYT) — In the course of the Republican primary campaign, Mitt Romney took pains to convince socially conservative activists that he believes in them, understands their passions and would be an advocate for their causes in the Oval Office.
Now, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund is unveiling one of its biggest-ever political advertising campaigns aimed at using Mr. Romney’s own words to undermine his support among women — a critical voter group among whom he already trails President Obama.
In a new ad that will run in three battleground states, the political arm of the women’s health care organization accuses Mr. Romney of wanting to deny women access to birth control, abortions and equal pay for the work they do.
“When Mitt Romney says, ‘Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that,’” the ad says, “Romney is saying he’ll deny women the birth control and cancer screenings they depend on.”
That statement can be misleading. Mr. Romney was answering a question about what federal funding he would target for elimination or reductions if he is elected. His campaign has said he wants to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood, not the organization itself.