The chart from CMAG shows how much ads containing mentions of abortion, contraception, and Planned Parenthood have proliferated recently:
Susan B. Anthony List’s new super PAC Women Speak Out ran at least $129,000 worth of misleading ads since October 9 that feature an alleged “abortion survivor” and singles out health care reform. Other ads revive the criticism that the Affordable Care Act’s birth control provision violates Americans’ religious freedom, even though the law provides accommodations for religious organizations. The Hyde Amendment also significantly limits when federal funds can be used to pay for abortion services, and health care reform maintained the existing restrictions.
According to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll, abortion is the most salient election issue for almost 40 percent of women.