Groceries: $117 per month. Gas: $63 per month. Watching Republicans run for cover as Planned Parenthood unleashes their new campaign ads targeting Senate candidates seeking to deny women birth control (while claiming otherwise)? Priceless.
Time magazine reports Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Representative Cory Gardner (R-Colo. and candidate for Senate) claim they support expanding access to birth control for women. But these lawmakers’ voting records show the extreme positions Tillis and Gardner have taken against women, and Planned Parenthood’s out to warn women voters about them.
Although these ads target specific candidates, some minor script changes could make them apply equally to the GOP’s War on Women nationwide.
The ad against Thom Tillis cost $400,000 according to Politico, and the voice over says:
“$63 a month for gas. $117 for groceries. And just when insurance is finally covering the cost of prescription birth control, Thom Tillis says no: Women should pay the $600 a year.”
The ad goes on to discuss the plan Tillis supports:
“His plan lets insurance companies off the hook and costs North Carolina families more. Look closer and you’ll see that isn’t being honest with us, and he’s turning the bill into yet another bill.”
The $500,000 ad against Gardner has a similar script.
Planned Parenthood exposes Thom Tillis and Cory Gardner.
Here’s Planned Parenthood’s ad against N.C.’s GOP Senator Thom Tillis.
and here’s Planned Parenthood’s ad against GOP Rep. and Senate candidate Cory Gardner in Colorado.
h/t Daily Kos. Featured image: Planned Parenthood campaign ad.