FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2016
NARAL Pro-Choice America today highlighted a new ad campaign targeting U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). The ad campaign, which is already playing on radio stations across the state, pushes Sen. Portman to do the job he was elected to do by filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court. The six-figure, week-long radio and digital campaign targets three other senators in addition to Sen. Portman, all of whom are linchpins of the Republican effort to obstruct the confirmation process: Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Ron Johnson (R-WI). The ads highlight leaked audio showing that the GOP strategy of obstructing the nomination process has really been about limiting access to abortion all along.
“NARAL is stepping up to ensure Sen. Portman does the job the people of Ohio elected him to do,” said Sasha Bruce, senior vice president for campaigns and strategy at NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Senate Republicans have not only refused to do their jobs for more than two months, but now we learn that their cynical obstructionism has really been about limiting access to abortion all along.”
“In the ad, the story told by NARAL member and Ohioan Rachel Kacenjar makes clear that Sen. Portman simply doesn’t share the priorities of the hardworking families he was elected to represent,” added Bruce. “Seven-in-ten Americans support legal access to abortion. Senators like Rob Portman who are obstructing the nomination process in order to limit access to abortion couldn’t be more out of touch. The message from Ohio voters to Sen. Portman is clear: #DoYourJob and fill the vacancy of our nation’s highest court.”
All four of the new ads can be found here. NARAL endorsed Ted Strickland’s campaign for U.S. Senate in Ohio and is proud to stand with him as he fights for reproductive freedom.