The Planned Parenthood Federation for America (PPFA) is all-in for Obama, and determined to take down Governor Mitt Romney in November. Just ask their President, Cecile Richards, who lambasted Romney in remarks late last week to Netroots Nation, a gathering of bloggers who are pro-abortion. “In the next five months, the offensive you should go on is Mitt Romney’s own statements about what he would do to women’s health care if he was elected president,” Richards advises the bloggers.
In an interview with a CNN affiliate, Romney said, “…Planned Parenthood, we’re gonna get rid of that…” Romney later clarified that he meant that he would get rid of federal funding for PPFA, not the organization itself.
Richards told Netroots Nation about PPFA’s ambitious plans prior to the November election. PPFA is already airing a $1.4 million ad campaign against Romney in Florida, Iowa and Virginia. The ad narrator zeroes in on Romney’s interview comments by saying: “When Mitt Romney says ‘Planned Parenthood — we’re gonna get rid of that,’ Romney is saying he’ll deny women the birth control and cancer screenings they depend on.” The ad summarizes by calling Romney “just wrong for women.”
And so, the “war on women” narrative continues. Plan on hearing it over and over again.