Abortion provider makes misleading attack on Romney

Fox News:
Planned Parenthood, endorsing President Obama Wednesday morning, went after Mitt Romney out of the gate with a new ad buy in crucial swing states accusing the Republican candidate of undermining women's rights.  
The ad campaign seeks to exploit the so-called gender gap between the two candidates. Polls consistently show Obama doing better among female voters than Romney -- though Romney typically does better among men.  
The 30-second ad, a $1.4 million buy expected to run in Florida and Iowa, pulls no punches. It intersperses sound-bites from Romney with warnings about his policies.  
"When Mitt Romney says, 'Planned Parenthood, we're gonna get rid of that,' Romney is saying he'll deny women the birth control and cancer screenings they depend on," the narrator says. 
"When Romney says, 'Do I believe the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade? Yes,' he's saying he'll deny women the right to make their own medical decisions."  
The quote from Romney saying he'd "get rid" of Planned Parenthood has drawn complaints from the Romney camp in the past when it's been used by opposition groups. In the original interview with a St. Louis TV station, Romney appeared to be saying he'd get rid of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and not the organization itself. 

Why should the federal government be subsidizing Planned Parenthoods ad buys that distort Romney's.  If they can afford a $1.4 million ad buy, they are clearly getting too much government funding.

The ad is clearly misleading.  The organization is not being outlawed, it is being defunded.  Donors who like their abortion mission are still free to give them money.  The organization does no breast cancer screenings, and its services other than abortions are available from many other sources.

The ad may be a net plus for Romney since 60 percent of voters already oppose abortion.  This just reminds those voters why they need to vote against Obama.


Popular posts from this blog

Should Republicans go ahead and add Supreme Court Justices to head off Democrats

While blocking pipeline for US , Biden backs one for Taliban

Whistleblower describes Biden's voter fraud operation in Texas