Planned Parenthood continues anti-Romney mail push in Virginia
October 10th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
8 years ago

Planned Parenthood continues anti-Romney mail push in Virginia

Washington (CNN) - Planned Parenthood's political arm is out with the latest installment of an aggressive mail program targeting female voters in Virginia.

A new mail piece attacking Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Virginia Senate candidate George Allen will begin hitting mailboxes in northern Virginia and Richmond this week, the group says.

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It's Planned Parenthood's third mailer hitting Romney in a matter of weeks.

The two-sided postcard, titled "Julie," showcases a woman's testimonial about the "deeply personal" decision she and her husband made to have an abortion.

"It was not easy, and it had nothing to do with politics," the woman is quoted as saying.

The flip side of the mail piece highlights Romney and Allen's shared desire to overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

"Mitt Romney and George Allen would go too far and interfere in personal health decisions that should be left up to a woman and her doctor," the mailer reads.

The mail piece is being sent to 212,000 households in the commonwealth targeting 225,000 women.

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. danita

    CNN think we got more important things going on in the country other than abortion... Not likely this is at the top reps. list of things for the next 4 years, and doubt if any party will change abortion rights other than your right to pay for it... Sick of seeing some woman's face as if this is a woman's everday issue...

    October 10, 2012 06:14 am at 6:14 am |
  2. craig

    As someone else observed, Rmoney wants to downsize government until it's small enough to fit into a woman's uterus. That's a place that has no business being political.

    October 10, 2012 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  3. John Keith

    "It was not easy..." she says. If there is nothing wrong with abortin, why was it "not easy"? GO ROMNEY!

    October 10, 2012 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  4. Free Man in the Republic of Texas


    Their brains vacuumed out;
    their arms and legs pulled off;
    their skulls crushed.

    Murdered for simply being inconvenient.

    The premeditated, cold blooded murder,
    of innocent and defenseless pre-born babies
    with unique DNA takes place over 3,600 times
    every day in America.

    FORWARD !!!

    October 10, 2012 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  5. pro life

    Close down the abortion mills. Ladies you got knocked up LIVE WITH IT.

    October 10, 2012 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  6. Marie MD

    First of all Julie and family sorry for what you had to go through. It is not an easy decision but you were able to make it.
    This isn't just against the twit. This is against most of the old men in congress who think that they know what a woman needs or wants. This is against ryan/akin and their bill against women.
    The twit has already said he will do away with Planned Parenthood and let those women who use it NOT for abortions but for healthcare go someplace else. They would, idiot, if there was someplace else to go!!

    October 10, 2012 06:26 am at 6:26 am |
  7. Tundra

    "Mitt Romney and George Allen would go too far and interfere in personal health decisions that should be left up to a woman and her doctor,"
    Obamacare completly removes decisions that should be left up to patient and doctor by requiring you to get insurance companies involved. Once you and your doctor come up with a plan you are forced to call and discuss it with a "receptionist" who questions and debates the reasoning behind those decisions.

    October 10, 2012 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  8. werescrewed2012

    A facist way

    October 10, 2012 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  9. NativeBornUSA

    Of the millions of abortions conducted annually yea there are the less than one tenth of one percent that maybe rape, incest or severely injured or malformed infant. But, of the other 99.9999999999999999999% it's just murder.And of the rape and incest ones? Planned parenthood would not even tell the parents and who pays for it? The American taxpayer in an end around of federal law.

    October 10, 2012 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  10. NativeBornUSA

    Organizations that are clearly political and take tax money should LOSE ALL federal funding period.

    October 10, 2012 06:39 am at 6:39 am |
  11. Top_News

    I'm not against Planned Parenthood. What I am against is Planned Parenthood using my tax dollars for abortions. If Planned Parenthood knows of any women who wants an abortion, then they should tell that woman it's not only her decision but it's also her financial responsibility. I don't object to Planned Parenthood being funded as long as not one cent is spent on abortions.

    October 10, 2012 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  12. Praise1God

    President needs all the support he can get to distract everyone from the real issues. This is not 2008, we are once bitten twice shy now! It is personal when families have to make a decision now to have children because the husband or wife was laid off couple of years ago and only part time work was found to get by. The families are struggling and there are 99 more reasons that President has failed, and not just barely. Let's stay on the issue and not make this another Elmo!

    October 10, 2012 06:45 am at 6:45 am |
  13. DePastaSauce

    Why is Planned Parenthood – a government funded entity weighing in on the election?

    October 10, 2012 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  14. JR

    I live in Virginia and when/if I receive any mail from Planned Abortions I'll give it its just due on its way to the trash bin.

    October 10, 2012 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  15. richd

    I find it quite ironic that PP uses our tax dollars to then send out fliers to bias an election...

    Seems they will need a new funding source soon – maybe they can team up with Sesame Street! Big Bird and the gang can tech kids how abortion is ok.....

    October 10, 2012 06:55 am at 6:55 am |
  16. Ellis

    Planned Parenthood is just sanctioned murder, nothing less.

    October 10, 2012 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  17. SugarKube

    The baby killers jumped into the fray. To bad for them a majority of Americans no longer support abortion without restraints.

    October 10, 2012 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  18. Robert

    Planned parenthood should not be allowed to be political just like churches aren't allowed.

    October 10, 2012 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  19. true justice

    Join CFPP (Chimps For Planned Parenthood). Planned Parenthood is the most successful crime prevention group in America. They have successfully cut out 60% of the Hoodie Rat Gangsta Thugs before they could commit their first violent crime. 

    October 10, 2012 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  20. gunnde

    Planned Parenthood's tax exempt status should be stripped. If they're using their donated funds to promote democrats over republicans, they have no right to tax exempt status. Ditto, any tax exempt organization ... be they right- or left-leaning.

    October 10, 2012 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  21. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This makes sense to me. The right polticalizes abortion far too much. If they were really pro-life, then they would oppose the death penalty as well.

    October 10, 2012 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  22. Fact

    Where does Romney stand on this issue?

    October 10, 2012 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  23. gunnde

    Planned Parenthood's tax exempt status should be removed if they're using their funding attack ads against republicans. No tax exempt organization should be able to enter the political conversation with attack ads, be they left-leaning or right-leaning.

    October 10, 2012 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  24. CC

    They're just worried because Romney says he will curtail their Federal Dollars. Guess what PPH, we can't afford to subsidize you any longer, find your money elswhere. And it's not that I am against what they do, it's just the reality of the times. There are a lot of people, groups, and yes even coporations, that need to get off the Federal money train if we are going to take care of the entire country, not just these small subsets.

    October 10, 2012 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  25. Joseph B

    Why do Republicans say they want government out of our lives, but then want to legislate what people can do?

    October 10, 2012 07:24 am at 7:24 am |
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