|WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Obama's re-election team is emphasizing Mitt Romney's pro-life position by rolling out two more ads attacking the Republican's views on abortion and the contraceptive mandate.
Similar to an ad released in July, the latest two 30-second TV spots feature women expressing concern about a Romney presidency.
"I've never felt this way before, but it's a scary time to be a woman. Mitt Romney is just so out of touch," a woman named Jenni says in the ad dubbed "Women's Choices."
A narrator says, "Mitt Romney opposes requiring insurance coverage for contraception, and Romney supports overturning Roe v. Wade. Romney backed a bill that outlaws all abortion, even in cases of rape and incest."
Jenni concludes, "There's so much we need to do. We need to attack our problems, not a woman's choice."
A second ad, called "Important," opens with a woman named Dawn saying, "I think Mitt Romney's really out of touch with the average woman's health issues." She later adds, "I don't remember anyone as extreme as Romney."
Another woman, named Alex, says, "This is not the 1950s. Contraception is so important to women. It's about a woman being able to make decisions." Later, she says, "I don't think Mitt Romney can even understand the mindset of someone who has to go to Planned Parenthood."
Footage of Romney in the ad includes him saying, "I'll cut off funding to Planned Parenthood," and "Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that."
Planned Parenthood is the nation's top abortion provider and in 2010 performed 329,445 abortions -- more than one-fourth of the lethal procedures in the United States for that year.
The ad, which will run in battleground states Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada, concludes with Dawn saying, "I think Romney would definitely drag us back."
Romney's campaign responded to the ad by pointing to economic setbacks that plague women under the Obama administration.
"Days after the unemployment rate increased and we reached 42 consecutive months with a jobless rate greater than 8 percent, it is not surprising that the Obama campaign would release a false ad in an attempt to distract from the effects of the president's failed policies," Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said Aug. 6, according to CNN.com. Continued...