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Obama Campaign Won’t Back Down Over Contraception

Obama Campaign Won’t Back Down Over Contraception

The push for women voters is on, ad President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign is on offense.

The campaign released a new ad over the weekend that slams Mitt Romney over women’s health issues. The ad, titled “Important,” features on-camera interviews with a host of women to emphasize the significance of access to contraception and funding for Planned Parenthood and was released just as the contraception mandate in Obamacare takes effect.

“This is not the 1950s,” a woman named Alex says in the ad. Later, she adds, “I don’t think Mitt Romney can even understand the mindset of someone who has to go to Planned Parenthood.”

Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul responded to Saturday’s ad with the following statement:

One day after the unemployment rate increased and we reached 42 consecutive months with a jobless rate greater than eight percent, it is not surprising that the Obama campaign would release a false ad in an attempt to distract from the effects of the Presidentís failed policies. Dishonest political attacks will not change the fact that President Obama has not turned around the economy, and his policies have hurt women and families all over the country. We tried it the Presidentís way, and middle-class workers have paid the price. Mitt Romney has a Plan for a Stronger Middle Class that will jumpstart the economy and bring back millions of jobs.

The commercial began airing Saturday morning in Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina, Iowa and Washington, D.C.

The president holds a steady lead among women voters, but this latest ad buy suggests its a lead the campaign is not taking for granted.

 

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6:19PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Michael G. That's a good one.

Then there is Progressive vs Conservative. I would rather be Pro than Con. Pro being for and Con being against. And we know the Cons are against everything good.

Rest assured, Catholic women want contraceptives as much as any other woman. They also want choice, they don't need a man in Washington telling them what they can and cannot do in their own private lives.

Dawid troll, You have no idea what women want, or what is good for women. We actually are quite capable of determining what is good for ourselves. But thanks for your concern. Now butt out.

12:23PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Thanks!

8:47AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Thanks Pam, have you seen the mess I stepped into this morning regarding the execution?

8:06AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Love how you wrap it up and deliver the knockout with one sentence Pam, I'll remember to keep it short, smart and right to the point. I statred to bring up the trophy wife very good!), and failed to mention Drassage (deliberate misspell) as I have witnessed, is accomplished with pain and fear. Great horsemanship, break em, like you want to do to America!

6:55AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Not having services like Planned Parenthood or Medicaid making low cost abortions or contraception available only insures that poor women will have children they don't want. Rich women will always be able to access these health care services because cost is no barrier. Even when abortion was totally illegal here, the rich went other places to get what they wanted. (And don't kid yourself, misogynistic ranters out there, the rich don't practise abstinence anymore than the rest of us!) So, when we make contraception and abortion less available, we have a higher number of poor women bearing unwanted children or seeking unsafe abortions. Nice plan, GOP & Tea Baggers. If you truly want to reduce the cost of government, you should be handing out contraception at the Wal-Marts!

5:48AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Obama totally has this one right; overpopulation at any level -- personal, family, community, state, country, and planet -- is costly in every way ... economic, emotional, infrastructural, housing, schooling, food and water supply, environmental -- and any time women (and hopefully their men) want to limit their reproduction of humans, economic and social support is what they need and deserve, and birth control of all kinds is FAR less expensive than having babies, raising children, and providing what they need to thrive (or even not to thrive).

1:28AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

As for losing the Catholic vote, I tend to doubt that. Obama may lose SOME of the Catholic vote, but he certainly won't lose all of it. Especially given the number of Catholic women who use birth control in the first place.

As for the mind set of a person who would go to Planned Parenthood, I do have a rather good idea of just what it is. Particularly since I've known women who have gone there and utilized their services. Frankly, far more often than not, Planned Parenthood has been a lifesaver for these women. And contrary to what the GOP and idiots like Steve R would seem to like you to believe, Planned Parenthood does NOT specialize in carrying out abortions. In that regard, their purpose to take all of the information that is given to them by the woman who's pregnant, and give her options on what to do about it all. Yes, they do give abortion as an option, and sometimes they'll state that abortion is realistically the best course of action. SOME times, not always. And the woman who went to the clinic has final say over what happens next. As expected of the human condition, not every woman is always happy with whatever decision they went with later in life; the fact remains that SHE made the choice. Which is ultimately how it should be: The individual woman's choice.

1:19AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

The GOP's claims that Obama's policies are a failure are laughable at best. For one, taxes for 95% of American families have actually gone down. For another, Romney has yet to state anything resembling a jobs plan, or any other real plan, other than dismantling everything that Obama has worked to achieve. In addition, for all the bills that the GOP has pushed through, there has not been a single jobs bill or economic stimulus presented by the Republicans in Congress.

Granted, not all of Obama's promises have come to pass. Primarily because they were never allowed to in the first place. They were never allowed to pass or potentially fail because the GOP, in particular the TEA Party morons, have cockblocked everything that Obama has tried to accomplish. Obama is far from perfect (just like the rest of us), but at least the majority his policies have been aimed at helping women and those who don't make a quarter million dollars a year or more, rather than just helping the super rich.

1:19AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

The GOP's claims that Obama's policies are a failure are laughable at best. For one, taxes for 95% of American families have actually gone down. For another, Romney has yet to state anything resembling a jobs plan, or any other real plan, other than dismantling everything that Obama has worked to achieve. In addition, for all the bills that the GOP has pushed through, there has not been a single jobs bill or economic stimulus presented by the Republicans in Congress.

Granted, not all of Obama's promises have come to pass. Primarily because they were never allowed to in the first place. They were never allowed to pass or potentially fail because the GOP, in particular the TEA Party morons, have cockblocked everything that Obama has tried to accomplish. Obama is far from perfect (just like the rest of us), but at least the majority his policies have been aimed at helping women and those who don't make a quarter million dollars a year or more, rather than just helping the super rich.

1:14AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

The GOP's claims that Obama's policies are a failure are laughable at best. For one, taxes for 95% of American families have actually gone down. For another, Romney has yet to state anything resembling a jobs plan, or any other real plan, other than dismantling everything that Obama has worked to achieve. In addition, for all the bills that the GOP has pushed through, there has not been a single jobs bill or economic stimulus presented by the Republicans in Congress.

Granted, not all of Obama's promises have come to pass. Primarily because they were never allowed to in the first place. They were never allowed to pass or potentially fail because the GOP, in particular the TEA Party morons, have cockblocked everything that Obama has tried to accomplish. Obama is far from perfect (just like the rest of us), but at least the majority his policies have been aimed at helping women and those who don't make a quarter million dollars a year or more, rather than just helping the super rich.

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