Actresses target Romney on abortion

MoveOn.org Political Action is out with a new ad featuring celebrities Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington encouraging women to vote for President Obama. 

In the ad, the actresses say that Mitt Romney is for ending Planned Parenthood funding and overturning Roe v. Wade. "We have Republicans trying to redefine rape," Johansson says. "Trying to force women to undergo invasive ultrasounds," Longoria adds. 

All three actresses spoke at the Democratic National Convention.

The ad was produced and directed by Rob Reiner and his wife Michele Reiner. It will air nationally on shows primarily watched by women. 

On Friday, President Obama released his own ad suggesting that Romney could compromise women's access to birth control.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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