Barack Obama's re-election campaign has released a new ad slamming Mitt Romney's record on Planned Parenthood, featuring two women who imply the Republican presidential candidate wants to bring the country back to the 1950's.
At a brief 32-seconds, the ad begins with Barack Obama approving the message, before one woman says: "I think Mitt Romney is really out of touch with the average woman's health issues."
Another adds: "This is not the 1950's. Contraception is so important to women...It's about a woman being able to make decisions."
At the same time, the screen flashes to an image of the Republican presidential candidate with the words: "Mitt Romney opposes requiring employers to cover contraception."
Here is the entire ad:
One woman then says she doesn't remember "anyone" as extreme as Mitt Romney.
"I think Romney would definitely drag us back," she concludes.
Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul responded:
"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." [Emphasis added]
WeaselZippers mocked the premise, writing: "The horror of opposing the use of taxpayer funds to kill the unborn."