Obama Ad Attacks Romney on Abortion, “Not the 1950s”

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 6, 2012   |   5:26PM   |   Washington, DC

The Obama campaign is out with a new TV spot that slams Mitt Romney, for the umpteenth time, for his position favoring revoking federal taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

The ad features short statements by women who express concern over Romney’s pro-life positions. One woman claims Romney is “out of touch with the average woman’s health issues” while another claims he can’t “even understand the mindset of someone who has to go to Planned Parenthood.” The ad finishes with a third woman surmising, “I think Romney would definitely drag us back.”

“This is not the 1950s. Contraception is so important to women, it’s about a woman being able to make decisions,” says another woman.

The ad features various clips of Romney saying how he would support de-funding the abortion company

Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul responded to the ad in comments to Politico, which says the ad will air in battleground states like Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, and Nevada:

“One day after the unemployment rate increased and we reached 42 consecutive months with a jobless rate greater than eight percent, it is not surprising that the Obama campaign would release a false ad in an attempt to distract from the effects of the President’s failed policies. Dishonest political attacks will not change the fact that President Obama has not turned around the economy, and his policies have hurt women and families all over the country. We tried it the President’s way, and middle-class workers have paid the price. Mitt Romney has a Plan for a Stronger Middle Class that will jumpstart the economy and bring back millions of jobs.”