Planned Parenthood, panicked that their funnel of money from the federal government will close under a Romney Administration, has filmed a new ad attacking Romney that will run in three pivotal states. The organization that performs over 200,000 abortions every year is trying, as it usually does, to obfuscate the issue by claiming that their real issue with Romney isn’t abortion, but rather birth control and cancer screenings:
When Mitt Romney says, ‘Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that … Romney is saying he’ll deny women the birth control and cancer screenings they depend on.
Of course, Planned Parenthood never admits that Romney has only stated that he wanted to eliminate federal funding for the abortion champion, not eliminate the program. Romney, unlike Planned Parenthood, understands the limited role the government must play.
The ad is scheduled to run in West Palm Beach, Fla., Des Moines, Iowa, and the suburbs of northern Virginia — all key areas in battleground states. Planned Parenthood is spending $1.4 million, three times the money they spent in 2008, on the ad campaign. The executive vice-president of Planned Parenthood, Dawn Laguens, said, “This is a very small down payment on what we intend to do to make sure people are very clear where the candidates stand … Mitt Romney has been much clearer and more direct even than John McCain in his interest in dismantling women’s health care. The threats have intensified. The Republican primary laid bare and made clear what their agenda is.”
The real agenda here is clear: Planned Parenthood wants its cash. And they need to defeat Romney in order to obtain that crucial objective.