Just days after the Boston Globe reported on the false statements in Scott Brown's last ad, Brown is out with another misleading ad, distorting his record on issues important to women. But his record is clear: he's received the support of a pro-life organization and has voted with the Republican Party to block equal pay for equal work and limit access to critical health services for women. He also has voted to make it harder for middle class families to get ahead by opposing legislation to keep taxes low for working families.
BROWN'S RECORD ON REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Republican Scott Brown has consistently received the support of a pro-life organization in Massachusetts.
In January 2010, MA Citizens for Life endorsed Brown "because he will be a pro-life vote in the Senate."
In August 2012, the same group again reiterated their support for Brown:
"We consider him a senator who votes prolife," said Anne Fox, president of the Massachusetts Citizens for Life. "We have to take his word for it when he says he is prochoice. But what we're looking for is someone who votes prolife, and he does."
"Brown said he would not reject the backing of Massachusetts Citizens for Life." [Boston Globe, 8/24/12]
And, earlier this year, Brown co-sponsored the Blunt Amendment which would have allowed employers to restrict women's access to reproductive services.
"Asked by a reporter recently whether he would pledge to ‘never vote in the Senate to curb women's reproductive rights,' Mr. Brown replied: ‘I'll promise that.' But some of his past votes would not pass that test. Perhaps most notably, he co-sponsored the Blunt Amendment, which would have allowed employers to refuse to pay for certain health benefits, including contraception, if they opposed them on religious grounds." [New York Times, 8/31/12]
BROWN'S RECORD ON EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK
Even though women continue to earn less then men, Scott Brown joined his fellow Republicans to block equal pay for equal work, voting against the Paycheck Fairness Act [Roll Call Vote 115, 6/5/12]
At a time when the economy is hurting and unfair pay is making it harder for many families to get by, Scott Brown continues to tell the women of Massachusetts it's okay that they earn less than men with the same education doing the same work.
BROWN'S RECORD ON ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR WORKING FAMILIES
Republican Scott Brown continues to stand with Wall Street, Big Oil, and billionaires instead of with working families here in Massachusetts.
Just this morning, Brown made it clear he would continue holding tax cuts for middle class families hostage unless the wealthiest Americans received tax cuts.
When asked directly if he'd vote to extend tax cuts on 98% of Massachusetts residents and 97% of small businesses if millionaires don't get a tax cut, Brown said, "That's easy," later following up with "Crystal clear. No."