“When Mitt Romney says, ‘Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that,’” the ad says, “Romney is saying he’ll deny women the birth control and cancer screenings they depend on.”
That statement can be misleading. Mr. Romney was answering a question about what federal funding he would target for elimination or reductions if he is elected. His campaign has said he wants to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood, not the organization itself.
As Mitt Romney, private citizen, or president of the United States, he couldn’t actually get rid of Planned Parenthood even if he wanted to. But stopping federal taxpayer funding of the largest abortion business in the country, that’s a reasonable goal very much within his power.
You’ll recall John Boehner’s House did its part to try to defund Planned Parenthood. With Lila Rose’s latest video campaign, highlighting sex-selection-abortion facilitation at Planned Parenthood, I suspect that defunding goal will only become more mainstream.