The Obama campaign is continuing to run hard-hitting ads targeting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on women's health issues and the Republicans' plan to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Since Sept. 4, Team Obama has been running an ad called "Dangerous" that accused the GOP ticket of being just that when it comes to women's health.
"We can't afford to let him take away our choices, to take away basic health care," says a woman in the ad.
The ad is running in Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia and comes on the heels of other spots with a similar message from the Obama campaign. As in past ads, the new Obama spot uses Romney's professed support for "personhood" legislation to suggest he supports outlawing abortion even in the case of rape and incest (the voiceover in the Sept. 4 ad says Romney and Ryan "backed proposals to outlaw abortions … even in cases of rape and incest.")
In reality, Romney supports abortion rights in the case of rape, incest and when the pregancy endangers the health of the mother. Ryan, who does oppose abortion even in cases of rape and incest, has said he's comfortable supporting Romney's position.