White House Dirty Tactics, SHAME ON YOU!

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The Obama campaign began airing a TV ad Saturday in key election states  attacking Mitt Romney for his stances on abortion and Planned Parenthood that  was immediately rebuked by the Romney campaign as “viciously” negative and  false.

The 30-second spot titled “Troubled” is airing in Virginia and seven other  swing states.

“Every woman who believes decisions about our bodies and our health-care  should be our own is troubled Mitt Romney supports overturning Roe v. Wade,” says a female voice at the beginning of the ad. “Romney backed a law that  outlaws all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest.”

Romney, though, has not taken that position publicly.

In response, the Romney campaign pointed to Romney’s op-ed last year in the  National Review titled “My Pro-Life Pledge” in which he said abortion should be “limited to only instances of rape, incest or to save the life of a mother.”

The campaign also argued the ad began airing the day after a U.S.  unemployment report that showed the jobless rate remains at 8.2 percent.

“It’s no coincidence that a day after a disastrous jobs report, the Obama  campaign drops viciously negative and false ads against Gov. Romney desperate to  change the subject,” spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg told FoxNews.com. “The economy  has gone negative on President Obama, so he has decided to go negative on Mitt  Romney.”

The ad also includes a video clip of Romney in which the GOP presidential  candidate appears to imply he will get rid of Planned Parenthood, which the ad  states provides “life-saving cancer screenings.”

Romney made clear after making the statement in March that if elected he  would cut federal funding to — but not eliminate — Amtrak and the National  Endowment for the Arts to reduce the federal debt.

The ad also refers to a 2007 debate to imply Romney backed a law that outlaws  all abortions. At that debate, Romney said he would prefer there be no  abortions, though he did not refer to the specifics of any proposed  law.

A campaign source said Romney’s statements were taken out of context and not  a legitimate basis for the Obama campaign’s argument in the ad.

The other states in which the ad will air are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio,  New Hampshire, Nevada and North Carolina.

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