Criticizing Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon, Chris Murphy’s campaign organizers issued a press release today (Oct. 22) saying the two senate hopefuls are in “stark contrast” when it comes to support for Planned Parenthood and women’s health care.
More than 62,000 Connecticut women each year rely on services from Planned Parenthood health centers.
“McMahon is campaigning today with New Jersey Governor and Planned Parenthood opponent Chris Christie while Murphy discusses his pro-choice record with Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards, the nation’s leading women’s rights advocate,” the release states.
“Christie, who cut millions in state funding for women’s health centers during his first year as governor, has continued his crusade against Planned Parenthood by blocking attempts to restore the funding, even using a line-item veto to personally deny support for women’s health in New Jersey,” the release states.
Murphy campaign spokesman Eli Zupnick said, “When Linda McMahon campaigns with national Republicans hell-bent on denying women access to birth control and life-saving health services, Connecticut voters are reminded of why they rejected her far-right, anti-choice policies two years ago.”
The release quotes a column in The Courant column earlier this month, in which Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards states:
“Linda McMahon has told reporters that if she had been in the Senate, she would have voted for the Blunt amendment — to let your boss decide whether your birth control and other services such as cervical cancer screenings should be covered under your insurance plan.”
Posted October 22, 2012, links and video added by HTNP News Editor Brenda Sullivan
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