Abortion

Obama Ad Says Romney Would Ban Abortion

Truncates full quote in ad running only in Virginia

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President Obama has really been pushing women's issues lately, and now his campaign has a new ad out saying Republican Mitt Romney would ban abortion—although it uses a truncated quote.

The ad replays a moment during a Republican primary debate in which moderator Anderson Cooper asks GOP candidates, "If Roe v. Wade was overturned, Congress passed a federal ban on all abortions and it came to your desk—would you sign it? Yes or no?"

The ad quotes Romney as saying: "I'd be delighted to sign that bill."

That is not the full quote; Romney went on to say: "But that's not where we are. That's not where America is today."

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