Somerville, MA – A radio ad released today by Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts highlights the choice women face this election.
Recent comments from a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Missouri are focusing attention on how the national Republican agenda would hurt women and their families. From equal pay to access to birth control, to the next Supreme Court Justice, this election will have a critical impact on the issues important to women.
Transcript of the ad follows.
Announcer: Have you heard this? A Republican running for U.S. Senate in Missouri actually said a woman who was raped won’t get pregnant. Listen:
Rep. Todd Akin: If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
Announcer: This can’t be happening in 2012, right? But it’s not just one extreme candidate in Missouri; it’s part of a Republican pattern.
Just imagine if Republicans win the White House, or gain control of the U.S. Senate. Already this year, Republicans in Congress blocked legislation to ensure women get equal pay for equal work. Republicans pushed for a law that could allow employers to deny women birth control coverage. Mitt Romney said he wants to get rid of Planned Parenthood. His running mate, Paul Ryan, cosponsored legislation that could outlaw birth control pills. And if Republicans control the Senate, they decide who sits on the Supreme Court and whether we could lose Roe v. Wade.
For women, there’s a real choice in this election. Learn more at elizabethwarren.com.
Elizabeth Warren: I’m Elizabeth Warren, candidate for Senate, and I approve this message.
Announcer: Paid for by Elizabeth Warren for MA