A new Obama campaign ad hits Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on his abortion stance, claiming that he is not showing his full abortion views to voters in ads.
Asking “Which do you believe? What Mitt Romney’s TV ads say about women or what Mitt Romney himself says?” the ad features Romney in various instances advocating for the reversal of Roe vs. Wade and defunding Planned Parenthood.
The voiceover then says, “No matter what Mitt Romney’s ads say we know what he’ll do.”
The new television ad, airing in Florida, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia according to CBS News, comes in the wake of comments from Romney-endorsed Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who said during a Tuesday debate that children resulting from rape “God intended to happen.”
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul explained in a statement to ABC News that “Mr. Mourdock’s comments do not reflect Gov. Romney’s views,” but added that the campaign disagrees “on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest, but still support him.”
In mid-October the Romney campaign released an ad taking on the characterizations of his positions as “a bit extreme,” Sarah Minto, a former Obama voter turned Romney supporter says in the ad.
“So I looked into it. Turns out Romney doesn’t oppose contraception at all. In fact he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother’s life,” Minto says. “This issue is important to me, but I’m more concerned about the debt our children will be left with.”
A new Associated Press-GfK poll released Thursday showed that Romney has eliminated the 16 percentage point advantage Obama had among female voters last month. The two are now tied among women 47 percent to 47 percent. On social issues, however 55 percent of likely female voters said Obama would be preferable, 41 percent said Romney would.