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Ann Romney missed the mark, Illinois Planned Parenthood chief says

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ann Romney has been called her husband's secret weapon after her flawless floor speech at last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa.

But one of Illinois' top abortion-rights advocates and feminists said Monday that the former Massachusetts first lady stumbled badly when it came to talking credibly about women's issues.

"I thought she did well, but she missed the mark on women," Pam Sutherland, vice president of public policy at Planned Parenthood of Illinois told the Chicago Sun-Times at the Democratic National Convention.

"She talked about 'We're moms. We're grandmothers. We're sisters.' But she forgot to mention we're businesswomen. We run the economy. We're out in the work field and have to fight everyday for equal pay.

"She missed all those things real women are doing every day to help raise their families," Sutherland said.

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