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Obama Campaign Paints Mitt Romney As 'Extreme On Women's Issues' In New Ad (VIDEO)

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MANCHESTER, NH - APRIL 24: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses supporters during a campaign rally titled 'A Better America Begins Tonight' at the Radisson Hotel April 24, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - APRIL 24: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses supporters during a campaign rally titled 'A Better America Begins Tonight' at the Radisson Hotel April 24, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

After Mitt Romney swept five East Coast primaries last Tuesday, the White House acknowledged that he is President Barack Obama's clear 2012 challenger.

The Obama campaign appears to have paralleled that assertion, unveiling a new ad on Friday that casts Romney as "Extreme On Women's Issues."

The three-minute clip weaves together Romney's words on several items concerning female voters. Controversial comments include his plans to overturn Roe v. Wade and get rid of Planned Parenthood.

The Romney camp's noteworthy answer to a question from The Huffington Post's Sam Stein about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act also makes its way into the ad.

"Does Governor Romney support the Lilly Ledbetter Act?" Stein asked Romney's camp. That request was followed by five seconds of silence, before a male voice responded with "Sam, we'll get back to you on that."

Romney's campaign later confirmed Romney would not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which provides women with more legal channels through which to pursue equal pay for equal work.

UPDATE (4:10 p.m. ET) -- In an email to The Huffington Post, Romney Campaign Spokesperson Andrea Saul responded to the ad. “President Obama’s policies have been particularly devastating to women," Saul wrote. "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.”

WATCH the full clip above.

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