Democrats introduce abortion politics into CD13 race

Posted by Mitch Perry on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Whether there's truly a GOP "war on women," is certainly debatable, depending on your political persuasion. What isn't debatable is that the Democrats think it's good politics.

First the D.C.-based group Emily's List sent out a message to its members today in the CD13 race between Alex Sink and David Jolly with the headline, "Not just scary; terryifing," referring to Jolly's stances on being pro-life, supporting parts of the Paul Ryan budget that would make dramatic changes to Medicare and Medicaid, and opposing the "Paycheck Fairness Act" which would require employers to prove any pay discrepancies among workers are unrelated to gender, as well as both necessary for the business and tied to job performance. Emily's List's goal is to elect as many pro-choice Democratic women to Congress.

Now comes a new online ad from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee focusing on his opposition to Roe v. Wade.


TRANSCRIPT:



Reporter: Republicans keep pushing […] this provision, banning all federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

Narrator: They even threatened a government shutdown over it.

Narrator: Now they’re backing Lobbyist David Jolly, who’d outlaw abortion.

Debate Moderator: Would you like to see Roe versus Wade overturned?

Jolly: I would, yes.

Narrator: And Jolly’s backed by a group that even opposes abortion in cases of rape and incest.

Narrator: But we can stop them. Vote.

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