Less than a week after Mitt Romney selected pro-life Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, the Obama campaign is on the attack with a new ad going after the pair for their pro-life views opposing abortion. The attack comes in a new television ad released today.
During the 30 second commercial, which will run in Colorado, Nevada, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, and Iowa, the Obama campaign blasts them both for opposing taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business which does abortions on 91% of the pregnant women that comprise its customer base.
The Obama campaign ad also attacks Ryan for supporting legislation in the House that allows religious groups to opt out of the controversial HHS mandate that requires them to pay for and refer employees for abortion-causing drugs, birth control and sterilizations that violate their religious views.
The National Right to Life Committee, in tracking the votes Ryan has cast in Congress on important pro-life issues, has crafted a perfect 100% pro-life voting record. This year, Ryan is 10 for 10 in pro-life voting — voting to repeal Obamacare, cut off taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood repeatedly, stopping taxpayer funding for abortions in various instances, banning sex-selection abortions, providing for pro-life conscience protections for medical professionals, and banning abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy in the nation’s capital.
Like Romney, Ryan has taken a tough pro-life position against the Obama HHS mandate, saying, “This is much, much bigger than about contraception. This is about religious freedom, First Amendment rights, and how this progressive philosophy of fungible rights of a living breathing constitution really clashes and collides with these core rights that we built our society and country around.”
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