"Hunger Games" actress Elizabeth Banks is the star of the Obama campaign's new web video. Released Wednesday on the campaign's YouTube page, the one-and-half minute spot features Banks describing her appreciation for Planned Parenthood, which the actress says was her health care provider for some time.
"Planned Parenthood is something I care very deeply about. Planned Parenthood was my health care provider when I didn't have insurance after I graduated college," she says in the video.
Banks also has strong words for Mitt Romney:
These services that they provide -- what is it? Ninety-five percent of them don't involve anything controversial, so for that little 5 percent that Mitt Romney decides he doesn't agree with, he's going to take away cancer screenings? What is he doing? He's going to take people's access to health care close by? We're talking about working-class ladies who need health care.
Romney has repeatedly said that he would defund the organization, which provides birth control, the aforementioned cancer screenings and a host of women's health services. "Of course you get rid of Obamacare, that's the easy one, but there are others," he said in a March interview. "Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that."
The presumptive Republican candidate for president actually sought the non-profit's endorsement in 2002, when he was campaigning to be governor of Massachusetts.
The Hill reports that Planned Parenthood endorsed Obama's reelection bid and plans to spend $1.4 million on anti-Romney advertisements.
Obama's generally chummy relationship with Hollywood is general knowledge now. He recently attended a fundraiser hosted by movie producer Harvey Weinstein, where he praised co-host Anne Hathaway's turn in "The Dark Knight Rises." The event is the latest in a long string of dinners and gatherings hosted by Hollywood heavyweights, including George Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy.
In another campaign web video, singer Beyonce Knowles effusively praised first lady Michelle Obama for being "the perfect example of a truly strong African-American woman."
A few celebrities have made their way to Romney's corner as well. Clint Eastwood recently endorsed the GOP hopeful's bid, saying Romney would institute a "decent tax system" that would stop people from being "pitted against one another as who's paying taxes and who isn't." Jon Voight, Kid Rock and former porn star Jenna Jameson have also come to Romney's side.
The Obamas & Oprah Winfrey
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with talk show host Oprah Winfrey during a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show April 27, 2011 at Harpo Studios in Chicago. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney & President Obama
Actor George Clooney leaves after he spoke to the media March 15, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. Clooney had meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the current situations in Darfur, Sudan. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President Obama & Tyler Perry
Actor and director Tyler Perry hugs US President Barack Obama during a campaign event at Tyler Perry Studios March 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Obama is spending the day traveling to Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia to attend private and public campaign events. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama & Magic Johnson
In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, President Barack Obama is greeted on the court by NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Michigan State University assistant coach Mike Garland. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
Willow Smith Performs At The White House
Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smitt, performs during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)
Antonio Banderas & President Obama
Antonio Banderas and his wife Melanie Griffith hosted a fundraising event for President Obama in October 2011. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks Narrates Pro-Obama Film
This 17-minute film released by President Obama's re-election campaign was directed by Davis Guggenheim (director of "An Inconvenient Truth") and narrated by actor Tom Hanks.
Gov. Mitt Romney & Jeff Foxworthy
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes a campaign appearance with comedian Jeff Foxworthy at the Whistle Stop cafe March 12, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Gov. Mitt Romney & Kid Rock
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets musician Kid Rock during a campaign rally at the Royal Oak Theatre on February 27, 2012 in Royal Oak, Michigan. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
David Mustaine & Rick Santorum
David Mustaine of Megadeth expressed support for Rick Santorum in a February <a href="http://www.musicradar.com/news/live/interview-megadeths-dave-mustaine-talks-guitar-politics-and-todays-music-529703" target="_hplink">interview with Music Radar</a>.
Kelly Clarkson & Ron Paul
Kelly Clarkson tweeted about her love for Ron Paul in late 2011, but dialed it back slightly after a backlash accused her of supporting Paul's racist and homophobic publications, <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/03/09/kelly-clarkson-never-endorsed-ron-paul/" target="_hplink">reports Fox News</a>. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Snoop Dogg & Ron Paul
In December 2011, Snoop Dogg posted a picture of Ron Paul on his Facebook page with the caption "Smoke Weed Every Day," <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/31/us-snoopdogg-ronpaul-idUSTRE80U04220120131" target="_hplink">reports Reuters</a>. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)
Oliver Stone & Ron Paul
In January, Oliver Stone told <a href="http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2012/01/12/director-oliver-stone-on-history-and-america-jim-morrison-ron-paul/" target="_hplink">Rock Cellar Magazine</a> that he would vote for Ron Paul over Barack Obama if Paul was named the GOP nominee because "he's the only one of anybody who's saying anything intelligent about the future of the world." (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)