Republican Majority for Choice
"Just One More Time" 30-second TV ad run in IA and NH starting Dec. 2, 2007.
Male Announcer: In 1994 Mitt Romney was pro-choice.
Romney (clip from 1994): "I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country." [SFX]
Announcer: In 2001 he flipped, saying "I do not wish to be labeled pro-choice." [SFX]
In 2002 he flopped.
Romney (clip from 2002): "I will preserve and protect a women's right to choose." [SFX]
Announcer: This year he flipped again. [SFX]
Romney: "I'd like to see Roe v. Wade overturned." [SFX]
Announcer: Take a stand Mr. Romney. [SFX]
On behalf of the Republican Majority for Choice ask Mr. Romney to flip-flop one more time--and stay there.
|Notes: The press release...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Republican Majority for Choice Television Ad Asks Mitt Romney to Take a Stand on a Woman’s Right to Choose
(Washington, DC) – The Republican Majority for Choice will launch a television advertisement on Sunday, December 2nd to set the record straight about former Governor Mitt Romney’s differing positions on a woman’s right to choose and to urge him to change his position just one more time.
“This advertisement has to do with Mr. Romney going back on a pledge to support a woman’s right to choose time and again,” said Jennifer Stockman, Co-Chair of the Republican Majority for Choice. “The Republican Majority for Choice endorsed Mr. Romney in 2002—an endorsement he sought out—because of his stated commitment to protecting personal choice. Our ad asks Americans to contact Mr. Romney and insist that he stick to the promise he made.”
The 30-second television commercial will run in Iowa and New Hampshire on every major network (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox) as well as the New England Cable Network in New Hampshire. It can also be viewed on www.gopchoice.org. The ad underscores the opposing positions that Romney has taken on this issue over the course of his political career. The commercial uses video clips from political debates in 1994, 2002 and 2007, as well as a letter to the editor he wrote in 2001, to highlight his starkly different views.
The ad begins with a clip from a 1994 Senatorial debate against Senator Ted Kennedy where Mr. Romney asserts his support for a woman’s right to choose saying, “I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country.” The ad also contains a clip from a GOP debate in September 2007 in which he states, “I’d like to see Roe v. Wade overturned.”
RMC will run full-page print advertisements that will include a portion
of the 2002 RMC questionnaire in which Mr. Romney responded affirmatively
that he would support the right to choose in the Sunday, December 2nd issues
of the Des Moines Register in Iowa and the Concord Monitor and the Union
Leader in New Hampshire.