New Obama ad says "women need to know where 'real Mitt Romney' stands on abortion "
US President Barack Obama's reelection campaign has released a new ad attacking Mitt Romney's position on women's health issues, the same week when the Republican presidential candidate attempted to portray a more moderate stance on abortion.
The ad, titled "Decision," is similar to previous spots released by the Obama team, intended on highlighting Romney's statement that he would "get rid of" federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and his opposition to the Obama administration's birth control mandate, which requires employer-sponsored health insurance to cover contraception.
"As you're making your decision ... maybe you're wondering what to believe about Mitt Romney," the Huffington Post quoted a female narrator, as saying in the new ad, which then pivots to clips of Romney discussing his plans to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood.
"Women need to know ... the real Mitt Romney," the female added.
While Romney had softened his tone on abortion rights, his campaign stated that the former Massachusetts governor would "of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life."
However, as Romney changed his stance on the issue, the Obama campaign was quick to charge that the Republican is hiding his true position on abortion as he looks to court more moderate voters, the paper said.