Planned Parenthood Rallying Against Romney Ahead of Debate

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 1, 2012   |   4:44PM   |   Washington, DC

The Planned Parenthood abortion business, which has already started sinking millions into supporting President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, will be rallying in Denver, Colorado tomorrow and Wednesday ahead of the Wednesday night debate.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) and Planned Parenthood Votes (PPVotes) are behind a number of anti-Romney activities designed to raise support from Colorado-based pro-abortion activists in advance of the debate, which will focus on social issues.

According to a press statement Planned Parenthood sent out, the campaign will continue to attack Romney on women’s health issues — even though Romney strongly supports women’s health initiatives. The disagreement comes over abortion and funding the abortion business, which Planned Parenthood barely mentions.

The Action Fund will hold a rally in Denver on Tuesday and Planned Parenthood Votes will run a series of ads targeting Colorado voters spanning TV, mobile, and online. The blitz is part of a wide, sweeping campaign to mobilize voters to “Ask Mitt” about his domestic policy positions, which would have real consequences for women, women’s health and women’s economic security.

The centerpiece of the campaign is “Ask Mitt” — an online voter engagement campaign that has already generated thousands of submissions via twitter and through the website In the days leading up to the debate, supporters are being asked to vote for their favorite “Ask Mitt” questions

Additionally, the groups are rolling out the following in Denver:

* an Action Fund “Ask Mitt” rally for women’s health on Tuesday, October 2, with Planned Parenthood Action Fund president, Cecile Richards;

* a new 30-second ad, “Ask Mitt,” from PPVotes on local Colorado television, that you can view here:;

* two Planned Parenthood Votes geo-targeted “Ask Mitt” 15-second mobile / tablet ads targeting Colorado voters, that you can view here:, and here:;

* takeover “Ask Mitt” Planned Parenthood Votes advertising on the politics section of the Denver Post online all day Tuesday and Wednesday of next week;

* and an “Ask Mitt” giant movable chalkboard where pedestrians can paint their questions that will be placed around different locations in Denver in the days leading up to the debate.



“There’s no question that women’s health will play an important role in the election this year — which is why Planned Parenthood Action Fund is focused on educating voters about the dangers of Mitt Romney and mobilizing them to have their voices heard,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president, Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

After attacking Romney on legitimate women’s health issues, Planned Parenthood finally notes the differences on abortion:

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have vowed to overturn Roe v. Wade and end safe and legal abortion; have said they support extreme “personhood” measures that would give full constitutional rights to fertilized eggs; would defund Planned Parenthood…