Planned Parenthood’s Largest Ad Buy Ever Slams Romney on Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 10, 2012   |   11:53AM   |   Washington, DC

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is making its single largest television advertising purchase in its history and the ads will run in key battleground states attacking Mitt Romney over his opposition to abortion.

Planned Parenthood Votes, the political advocacy arm of the abortion giant, today launched a $3.2 million television ad campaign in Ohio and Virginia — two states critical to the pro-life effort to defeat pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

The television ad, “Turn Back the Clock,” will run on cable television in Northern Virginia for the next five weeks, according to information Planned Parenthood released.

“The more women learn about Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s record and positions on women’s health, the more appalled they are,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president for Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes. “Politics has no place in a woman’s personal medical decisions. Women voters believe that, and in November their votes will reflect it.”

The new ad calls “wrong for women’s health” – -using the kind of pro-woman euphemisms Planned Parenthood has become known for instead of saying the unpopular word “abortion.”

“Today, millions of women rely on Planned Parenthood health centers for basic health care, including lifesaving cancer screenings,” a speaker says in the ad. “And millions more know we should be making our personal medical decisions. Not Mitt Romney.”

The ad features video clips of Romney saying he favors overturning Roe v. Wade, which allowed 55 million abortions of unborn children, and has him saying he wants to “get rid” of taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.



Over the weekend, Romney renewed his position saying he favored overturning Roe, promoting pro-life policies, and revoking millions Planned Parenthood receives.

Romney has selected strongly pro-life Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate. Ryan is a Wisconsin congressman know for his conservative stances on fiscal and budget issues but he is very strongly pro-life — saying he would never vote for abortion. 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.

Determined to secure a pro-life victory in the November election, which will decide the fate of unborn children for decades to come, leading pro-life groups have endorsed Romney for president — including National Right to Life, the Susan B. Anthony List, and CatholicVote.

“Romney opposes abortion and has called the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, “a big mistake.” Romney has expressed his support of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion,” the pro-life group explained. “Romney has also stated he believes the Obama health care law should be repealed. The Obama health care law would open the door to federal subsidies for abortion coverage and rationing of lifesaving medical care. He has also stated that, if elected, he would reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which prevents federal dollars from going to organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas.”

Right to Life says Romney’s pro-life views are a stark contrast to the pro-abortion record President Barack Obama has crafted.