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Conservative group says stars like Johansson 'don't speak' for all women

A conservative women's advocacy group pushed back on Tuesday against a celebrity-laden MoveOn.org commercial that attacked Mitt Romney, saying the stars in the ad "don't speak" for all women.

The Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), which has previously targeted President Obama in swing-state ads, accused the liberal group of trying to "scare women" with the ad.

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"Hollywood actresses don't speak for the women of this country, and these Hollywood actresses clearly don't understand the issues," said CWALAC CEO and President Penny Nance in a statement. "The women of this country want to protect their religious liberties, which are being taken away by the current administration. And the women of this country are concerned about more than their 'lady parts' this election; they are concerned about our economy and our national security."

CWALAC released a video that mimics the style of the MoveOn.org ad, which was released Monday and features Hollywood stars Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington.

"I want to talk to you about women ... Hollywood women. You know, the ones with the personal stylists, a three-bedroom wardrobe, and so into themselves they actually think they speak for all women. In a recent ad, some of them tried to scare women by saying that Romney wants to actually 'overturn' Roe v. Wade," say different women in the CWALAC ad.

The women in the spot speak out against abortion and contest the assertions made by the Hollywood trio.

"Have they ever heard of the separation of powers? Presidents don't overturn Supreme Court cases. But I'll tell you what they can do. They can make sure these Hollywood elitists don't succeed in making those of us who actually value human life including the unborn pay for another woman's abortion. Talk about invasive," continue the women.

The actresses in the MoveOn.org ad, which was directed by Rob Reiner and his wife, Michele, speak directly to the camera about their concerns that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would end funding for Planned Parenthood and appoint Supreme Court justices that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

"If you think this election won't affect you and your life, think again," Johansson says in the ad.

All three celebrity women had a speaking role during the Democratic National Convention, and Longoria is co-chairwoman of Obama's reelection campaign.

Last week, Romney told the Des Moines Register in an interview that there was "no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda.”

—Justin Sink contributed.

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