Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood Begins $3.5M Ad Campaign Attacking Romney
Posted on 09/25/2012 2:04:40 PM PDT by NYer
The Planned Parenthood abortion business officially begins its ad campaign today attacking Mitt Romney — spending millions to attack the candidate supported by pro-life groups to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of the company that does more than 300,000 abortions annually and has endorsed Obama, plans to spend more than $3 million to target voters in the battleground states of Ohio and Virginia with ads bashing Romney for wanting to cut its taxpayer funding. The $3.2 million campaign will feature everything from online ads to old-fashioned door to door politics.
The Virginia ads begin this week, while the Ohio commercials start next week.
The new ad, called “Cynthia’s Story,” features a woman who claims Planned Parenthood helped her survive a battle with cancer, even though Planned Parenthood’s abortions increase the risk of breast cancer and no Planned Parenthood abortion centers provide mammograms.
“I could feel a lump in my abdomen. I was very scared. Planned Parenthood saved my life with an early diagnosis of cancer,” the woman, Cynthia Wilson, says in the ad.
The ads also blast Romney’s comments saying he would “get rid of” taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
“When Mitt Romney says ‘Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that,’ he really doesn’t understand how many women depend on Planned Parenthood,” Wilson says. “We’re talking about real lives here. I believe Mitt Romney is out of touch. I think he just does not have any idea how many lives he’s devastating.”
Planned Parenthood itself has admitted that it does not perform mammograms for women something the Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity confirmed last year.
my tax dollars at waste.
Poor Mitt. The inventor of the $50 Romneycare abortion is being beaten up by Planned Parenthood.
Sucks to flip-flop, eh, Mitt?
These child murderers will convince few
Government unions and groups like Planned Parenthood, which received Federal funding should be banned from any type of political advertising.
As a matter of fact...that sounds like a nice bill that President Romney can sign in his first year.
“Sucks to flip-flop, eh, Mitt?”
Funny, I used to get that thrown at me about Reagan all the time. Deja Vu. Some things never change.
his lfielong love affair with abortion bites him back
Who use to throw that at you about Reagan? They could not have been well informed. ORomney, on the other hand, is famous for it.
If PP cares so much about women, then why aren’t they using this money to help women?
Oh, right, they don’t. They care about money. Gotta spend money to make money.
where do they get the money to do this?
and after he was a big name donator too...
“Babies died to produce this ad. And we at planned parenthood approve that message. “
Only when a woman has the “right” to kill nascent human life in her womb is she truly liberated. /s
Yes Regan admitted he used to be a democrat but once he switched parties his convictions did not change. I supported him for Gov. and he had the same positions when he ran for Pres. Romneys position on all most issues changed from the time he was Gov. In fact they have already changed from the time he was nominated.
At least now we know why they wanted taxpayer dollars.
This way they don’t have to donate any of their own money to a losing cause.
How about a law that institutions receiving taxpayer money can’t donate to candidates for office or take out ads during elections?
No you didn't.
“No you didn’t.”
Hahahaha. OK. I guess you would know best what I hear, Swami.
“Yes Regan admitted he used to be a democrat but once he switched parties his convictions did not change.”
That will; take a while to digest. You mean once he changed, he didn’t change, because he wasn’t the kind of guy who changed? Well, I guess if he wasn’t the kind of guy who could change, why believe anyone else will? Or did you just decide to be a contrarian to the bitter end? Is that a chnage for you?
Everyone here knows that you are lying when you try to compare the anti-Reagan Mitt to Reagan, the conservative hero.
“Who use to throw that at you about Reagan? They could not have been well informed. ORomney, on the other hand, is famous for it.”
The people who saw him change the letter after his name. A REAL flip-flop, as you call it. I think it was an honest change of views, so I ignored them for the dumbbells they were.
Time for Romney to respond in the Midwest states with a vivid description of how Obama voted to leave an infant born alive after a failed abortion to die alone and unattended like a piece of trash. This will speak to the heart of his lack of basic human character . If the ad is done right, it could do some major damage to the pos. Like Paul Ryan always says- what kind of a people do we want to be.
It truly should be illegal for a group that directly takes taxpayer dollars, because all budgets are fungible, to run advocacy ads in a political campaign.
Churches, in the past, did not do so, and now only a small minority participates in “faith based initiatives” of the government. The greater part of them do not receive direct taxpayer funding of any of their programs.
Spare me the talk about charitable giving being tax deductible. That is not the government giving anything. That is the individual taxpayer separating church and state in his wallet.
Regan was once a liberal Democrat,... Regan repudiated liberalism.... Regan became a conservative Republican. ... Regan ran for Gov. as a conservative Republican... Regan ran for President as a conservative Republican... Sorry for confusing you.
Planned Parenthood is a 501(c)3. It’s supposed to be an IRS violation do do this.
like black churches, its fine when they do it
I’m seeing other sources that say it’s a 501(c)4. But it has a 527 and a PAC. How could that be?
1500 abortions paid for this ad.....
You should learn to never use Reagan by comparing him to the despicable, Reagan hating liberal named Mitt Romney.
Romney has always despised Reagan and conservatism, Mitt even left the GOP in 1979 because of Reagan and the right ascending to control of the GOP. The liberal, draft dodging, pro-abortion, Massachusetts Governor is the anti-Reagan, the opposite of him.
Governor Ronnie Raygun was the right wing Governor of California, deeply hated by the left, and loved by the right, unlike failed one term Gov Romney (he left with 34% approval), the man who hated Reagan and was purely liberal, and anti-conservative
You mean 7 years of military service Captain Reagan, who by the second half of the 1940s was already starting to be seen as a communist fighting conservative, testifying to Congress and naming names, working with the FBI, having to carry a gun for self defense from the left, Reagan?
The last time Reagan voted Dem for President was 1948, for Romney it was 1992, By 1952 Reagan was campaigning for Republicans as a Democrat for Eisenhower, he kept using that anti-liberal, conservative club until 1962.
In 1952 Reagan was campaigning for Republicans like Eisenhower, who he campaigned for again in 1956, and then campaigned for Nixon against JFK in 1960, already having earned a reputation as an active speaker for conservatism for years.
The Reagan who formally registered Republican in 1962 and spoke at the Goldwater convention in 1964? Romney was already anti-Goldwater and anti-Reagan. Reagan was famous for his conservatism before the Vietnam War, and the Great Society, Roe V Wade, the abortion wars, Jimmy Carter, decades of Cold War defeats, and the radical 1960s, before the Reagan Revolution and the Contract with America, and Clinton, and the Gore election of 2000, Mitt Romney would not even register Republican during the Reagan Presidency or vote for him. Romney, at almost age 60, had a stroke (or something) and suddenly, unexplainedly, became a totally different person around 2006, merely to run for national office.
Reagan and Romney have nothing in common.
“Regan was once a liberal Democrat,... Regan repudiated liberalism.... Regan became a conservative Republican”
Gee, perfessor, thanks for the history lesson...but that was my point. Why is it not possible for Romney to “convert” and remain conservative? Or have you already gazed into one of your crystal balls and found the true future?
Sorry I cornfuzed you.
“You should learn to never use Reagan by comparing him to the despicable, Reagan hating liberal named Mitt Romney.”
How very conservative minded of you, telling others what to think. And in a supercilious tone rarely heard outside of Hawvahd Yahd. I suppose it is impossible for Mittens to change because your superior judgement has been passed...nah. I don’t think you have anything but a heart full of hatred. Take care it don’t eat you up.
Read post 29, Romney is a dedicated, lifelong liberal, he despises conservatives, despised Reagan.
Mitt Romney named William Weld as his mentor, this is after Romney was a post Reagan presidency, democrat supporter, and fund raiser.
Just weeks ago Mitt came out against the GOP, pro-life platform.
Good. Let ‘em waste their money. They will convince no one who isn’t already convinced Romney will take away their birth control...
Don’t cut PP’s government funding, otherwise they wouldn’t be able to afford to shift pools of cash to be able to campaign on behalf of Democrats....
No, you are wrong. You know they use “non-tax dollars” from “unmingled funds” to do their political lobbying! /SARC
I see, so you weren’t serious at all about this Reagan Romney comparison, it was just you lying and trolling as a Romney, anti-Reagan liberal.
That is why you ignored post 29.
Perhaps you could state the issues that you say Regan flip flopped on as a conservative. I am sure you are aware of Romneys, flip flops as [severe] conservative. I am not aware of Romney ever repudiating liberalism. I do however recall he stated “ I am not a Regan Republican”.
“Perhaps you could state the issues that you say Regan flip flopped on as a conservative.”
Why? I was making the observation that people can change. You were the mentalist who sees the future. Remember?
“That is why you ignored post 29.”
Oh, sorry, no, I ignored it because it was stupid. I’m late for my Commie instruction meeting. Gotta run.
The fact remains that, if it were Reagan running today for president with his history, you would be smearing him with just as much venom and distortions and half-truths you are throwing at Romney.
Romney has been endorsed by the National Right to Life Committee and the Susan B. Anthony List.
Why? Because you said, “ Funny, I used to get that thrown at me about Regan all the time.” I can’t think of an issue that Regan was accused of flip flopping on, in fact I don’t believe that term was even during Regan’s campaigns. You can clarify your statement to prove your point. Where did I claim to be a mentalist? Yes people can change but when they change from week to week it is hard to believe what they say.
“Yes people can change but when they change from week to week it is hard to believe what they say.”
Like I said, what makes you the arbiter of who can or can’t change?
Reagan a Conservative hero? NOT! you must be thinking of our Founding Fathers.
That is an idiotic thing to say, and it only shows your ignorance and shallow thinking, it is also the strangest defense of the anti-Reagan liberal Mitt Romney that we see here at FR.
Many of us remember Reagan from even the 1960s and from when he was our Governor, and we heavily supported his presidential run, and some, like me, even went back into military service because of Reagan. Reagan is not a theory to us, something that you can speculate on how we would have reacted to him, we already lived through that, and already reacted to him.
Romney's reaction to Reagan, was to leave the republican party though, to eventually become a campaign supporter for democrats, and even a democrat fund raiser and democrat voter.
Yeah, your lame attempt as fantasy was really absurd.
Yes Reagan is a conservative hero and a hero to freedom loving humans all over the globe, you may want to read something occasionally, Reagan and conservatism has been mentioned a lot.
Actually it shows nothing of the kind, but your response does show poor reading comprehension. I didn't say what you may or may not have done decades ago, I said if Reagan were running TODAY with his history....
Just the fact that he was a Democrat into his 50's would have increased the 'RINO' name-calling rate here astronomically. Folks comparing a mostly life-long Democrat, Hollywood comedy star, abortion-bill signing governor to a "pure" Tom Hoefling would be chanting GOPe and no-voting-for-the-lesser-than-two-evils until their keyboards were smoking. And then they would be twisting and distorting every detail of Reagan's history into the worst possible light to gather support for their anti-establishment 3rd party hero.
No, you just doubled down on idiotic, you cannot create such a bizarre personal fantasy about a reality that is an important part of another poster’s adult life and military service, who you don’t even know.
Reagan was no mystery to anyone, we knew who he was and his life story in 1980, he had even been my Governor for awhile, did you read post 29 for some facts on Reagan?
Most of the older conservatives here were die hard fans of Reagan, for you to erase our lives, even our military service, in service to that scum bag, the Reagan hating Romney, is disgusting, but we have seen much of that kind of tripe from his anti-Reagan devotees, knocking and attacking Reagan is a staple of Romney supporters, and many have been told to knock it off by JR.
Your bizarre mention of Tom Hoefling in regards to me, is more proof of your ignorance and shallow thinking, you know nothing, and are just spitting out emotional outbursts, with no regard to truth, or reality.
You are an idiot too, telling people about their own lives, their own adulthood, their own lifelong politics, man, Romney has the worst followers that we have seen, he attracts people like himself evidently, dishonest, unrestrained by reality and conservatism.