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September 6, 2016 / Press Releases

New NARAL ad campaign hits Rubio on Zika


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2016

NARAL Says Rubio Is Playing Politics With A Public Health Crisis

NARAL Pro-Choice America released a new ad campaign today targeting Senator Marco Rubio for playing politics during a public health emergency. The ad targeting Rubio is part of a new, six-figure ad campaign that is kicking off as Congress returns to Washington for a critical funding debate.

The ad hits the Senator for not funding women’s health clinics and for not allowing women infected with the disease to get an abortion.

You can see the ad, which will target women and Latinos in Orlando and West Palm Beach, above or on YouTube.

Digital ads will also run in Florida.

“Senator Rubio is putting the interests of extreme right-wing groups ahead of the women of Florida,” said Sasha Bruce, Senior Vice President for Campaigns and Strategy at NARAL. “Rubio’s actions are putting women and families in Florida, ground zero for this outbreak, at much greater risk. Women deserve a full range of health care options, including abortion, not options limited by Senator Rubio’s extreme and out-of-touch political beliefs. This is true always, but especially during a public health crisis. Senator Rubio should stop playing politics and do the right thing for the women and families of Florida.”

NARAL will also run ads in Tennessee and Mississippi.

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