Planned Parenthood Begins $3.5M Ad Campaign Attacking Romney
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 9/25/12 11:18 AM
The Planned Parenthood abortion business officially begins its ad campaign today attacking Mitt Romney — spending millions to attack the candidate supported by pro-life groups to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of the company that does more than 300,000 abortions annually and has endorsed Obama, plans to spend more than $3 million to target voters in the battleground states of Ohio and Virginia with ads bashing Romney for wanting to cut its taxpayer funding. The $3.2 million campaign will feature everything from online ads to old-fashioned door to door politics.
The new ad, called “Cynthia’s Story,” features a woman who claims Planned Parenthood helped her survive a battle with cancer, even though Planned Parenthood’s abortions increase the risk of breast cancer and no Planned Parenthood abortion centers provide mammograms.
“I could feel a lump in my abdomen. I was very scared. Planned Parenthood saved my life with an early diagnosis of cancer,” the woman, Cynthia Wilson, says in the ad.
The ads also blast Romney’s comments saying he would “get rid of” taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
“When Mitt Romney says ‘Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that,’ he really doesn’t understand how many women depend on Planned Parenthood,” Wilson says. “We’re talking about real lives here. I believe Mitt Romney is out of touch. I think he just does not have any idea how many lives he’s devastating.”
Planned Parenthood itself has admitted that it does not perform mammograms for women — something the Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity confirmed last year.
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LifeNews.com and pro-life blogger Jill Stanek followed up with phone calls to various Planned Parenthood centers and confirmed they do not do mammograms.
Then, the organization Live Action released videotaped footage of calls to 30 Planned Parenthood centers nationwide in 27 different states where abortion facility staff were asked whether or not mammograms could be performed on site. Every one of the Planned Parenthood centers admitted they could not do mammograms. Every Planned Parenthood, without exception, tells the women calling that they will have to go elsewhere for a mammogram, and many clinics admit that no Planned Parenthood clinics provide this breast cancer screening procedure.