Washington (CNN) - National Democrats are launching a new attack against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, blasting the former Massachusetts governor in a new web video over what they say is his support of a controversial abortion amendment.
Romney is targeted in a web video out Thursday by the Democratic National Committee which starts by describing a "personhood" amendment, which is on the ballot in Mississippi November 8. The controversial measure, if passed, would define "life" as beginning at the moment of conception and it would make illegal all abortions, including the termination of pregnancies caused by rape, incest, or which prove grave threat to the life of the mother. The amendment is opposed by some National Right to Life organizations, and the Catholic Church in Mississippi says it is too extreme.
The video then highlights a clip from the Fox News Channel program "Huckabee," with the former Arkansas governor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate asking Romney "would you have supported the constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception?"
Romney replies "absolutely."
The video ends by claiming that Romney is fully behind the personhood amendment and then says "Mitt Romney, Absolutely wrong for women."
In an email release accompanying the video, DNC Executive Director Patrick Gaspard, discussing Romney, said that "a leading candidate for the GOP nomination for president is on the record in favor of a law that would classify literally all abortions - and even many forms of birth control - as murder."
While Romney's stance on abortion appears to have shifted dramatically since he was governor of Massachusetts, he still allows for exceptions for rape, incest and cases when a mother's life is in danger. And it doesn't appear that he has specifically weighed in on the amendment in Mississippi.
Reacting to the DNC web video, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told CNN that "it's too bad this White House isn't as focused on attacking unemployment as they are in attacking our campaign."