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Planned Parenthood PAC immediately runs ad of Trump’s abortion remark

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The Planned Parenthood Federal PAC and Priorities USA, a super-PAC backing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, are teaming up to bash GOP front-runner Donald Trump on abortion.

A new ad from the groups shows a clip of Trump’s controversial remark on Wednesday that “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions if the procedure is banned. 

{mosads}“We have too much to lose to let him win,” the ad says. “Vote for Hillary.”

The five-figure ad buy will run on Facebook and Instagram, targeting women in Florida, Ohio and Washington, D.C., the groups said. 

The businessman’s comments about women have been an increasing point of attack for Democrats, and even for some of his opponents in the GOP.

The Republican anti-Trump group Our Principles PAC has run an ad featuring comments Trump has made about women, including, “Women, you have to treat them like s–t.”

The billionaire’s poll numbers among women have alarmed Republicans as they look ahead to a possible general election match-up against Clinton.

A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that Trump has a 21 percent positive, 70 percent negative favorability rating among women. 

“Donald Trump’s vile assertion that women should be punished for having an abortion is the latest example of just how demeaning, insulting and dangerous he really is for women across this country,” Anne Caprara, Priorities USA Executive Director, said in a statement. 

“Donald Trump’s clear disregard for women’s health and lives is staggering,” said Deirdre Schifeling, Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood PAC.

Trump later walked back his abortion comment to say doctors should be held responsible for abortions, not the women getting them. 

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