Two days after Blake Masters won the
Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, Democrats are launching an ad
campaign about his “extreme” position on abortion.
“Three years ago, I had an ectopic
pregnancy, and if I didn’t make it into the OR within a couple minutes, I
was going to bleed out and die,” a woman named Brianna says in the ad
by the Senate Majority PAC while recalling a life-saving abortion she received.
Masters, who advocated for abortion rights while in college, has called for a nationwide ban on abortion. He has taken a hard-line stance on reproductive rights, calling for a federal “personhood” law for fetuses and falsely claiming his Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly, supported abortion “up until the moment of birth.”
Masters has also called abortion a “sacrificial ritual” to the left and has referred to abortion as a “genocide.” He has also campaigned on overturning the constitutional right for women to access birth control.
“Masters claims he supports women and
families. But if I didn’t have the right to abort the pregnancy, my
three children (would) be left out on their own,” Brianna said in the ad. “Masters is so extreme and so wrong for Arizona.”
Senate Majority PAC, the campaign arm
for Senate Democratic leadership, is spending $1.2 million on the ad
beginning Thursday. It is part of a blitz by the PAC in the state to
support Kelly, who must win if Democrats hope to retain the majority in
“It’s no surprise that Blake Masters
is deeply out of step with Arizona values: he’s an out-of-state
candidate bankrolled by out-of-state special interests who would be
nothing but a rubber stamp for Mitch McConnell’s extreme agenda,
including outlawing abortion across the country,” Senate Majority PAC
spokeswoman Veronica Yoo said in a statement to the Arizona Mirror.
This report was first published by the Arizona Mirror.
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