Abortion: Romney No Threat in His Ad, Romney Big Threat in Obama’s

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A women participates in a protest outside of the Hyatt Regency where Mitt Romney was scheduled to attend a fundraiser on March 22, 2012 in Washington, DC.

“I’d be delighted to sign that bill,” Republican Mitt Romney said during his party’s debates.

A bill banning all abortions, should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.

The clip of Romney on the abortion question is the Obama campaign’s answer to a Romney campaign ad portraying the Republican presidential nominee as more moderate on the question: Noting that Romney agrees that abortion should be available in cases of rape or incest or to save the life of the mother.

Romney’s ad features a woman saying she has looked into Romney’s record and found that he supports contraception — though Romney has said he would cut federal aid for Planned Parenthood.

The woman in Romney’s ad also suggests women have bigger concerns, such as the debt.

The Obama ad closes with the implications of electing a president who could turn the balance of the Supreme Court.

“Ban all abortions?” the Obama ad’s narrator says, “Only if you vote for him.”

The Romney ad:

The Obama ad:

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