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President Obama's re-election campaign on Saturday issued a scorching press release with an accompanying video that shows Mitt Romney's stances on some of the issues that matter most to women this election year.

"Mitt Romney is extreme on issues that matter to women," the Obama campaign's news release says.

Both the video and the press release mention Romney's refusal to formally support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, his disapproval of Roe v. Wade, his support of banning all abortions and how he has said he would "get rid of" Planned Parenthood if he became president.

The three-minute campaign video also delves into Romney's support of controversial Republican politicians such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, and Wisconsin Rep.Paul Ryan, and their policies that affect the rights of women.

"Mitt Romney's run to the right may be winning him tea party voters, but American women are realizing they cannot trust Romney to stand up for them," the release added. 

The Romney campaign released a response taking issue with the ad. "President Obama's policies have been particularly devastating to women," spokesman Ryan Williams said. "After more than three years of the president's failed economic policies and nearly a million more unemployed women workers, women voters "“ like all Americans "“ realize we can't afford four more years of President Obama."

This could be an indicator that the political "War on Women" may only have just begun.

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