|It didn't generate much attention at the time, but Mitt Romney had an op-ed in USA Today five months ago, talking about the spending cuts he'd make while slashing taxes on the wealthy. Among the cuts: 'Eliminate Title X family planning programs benefiting abortion groups like Planned Parenthood.'
As the former governor sees it, the way to improve the deficit is to cut taxes, increase military spending, and block access to contraception, family planning services, pap smears, cancer screenings, and tests for sexually-transmitted diseases.
Yesterday, in an interview with the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Romney was even more explicit, saying, 'Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that,' while talking about cuts he'd make to federal funding. Overnight, the DNC put together this video, going on the offensive over the issue.