Source: Jake Taper / ABC News
Democrats have produced a web video accusing GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney of wanting to “get rid of” Planned Parenthood– an accusation the Romney campaign claims is false and taken out of context.
The ad features Romney speaking to St. Louis TV station KDSK , which headlines the interview on its website: “Mitt Romney: Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that.”
In context, Romney was clearly talking about eliminating any federal funding of Planned Parenthood, not attempting to eliminate the private organization itself.
Listing programs he would cut to help reduce spending and the deficit, the former Massachusetts governor said, “Of course you get rid of Obamacare, that’s the easy one, but there are others: Planned Parenthood, we’re gonna get rid of that. The subsidy for Amtrak, I would eliminate that. The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, both excellent programs, but we can’t afford to borrow money to pay for these things.”
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