FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2016
Ayotte Has Repeatedly Tried to Make Birth Control More Expensive, Less Available
After it was reported that Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s campaign is giving away free condoms at events, NARAL Pro-Choice America reminded voters about Ayotte’s repeated attempts to make contraception more costly and less available.
“A bowl of free condoms won’t make up for Sen. Ayotte’s repeated votes to defund Planned Parenthood and end access to no-cost contraception,” said James Owens, states communications director for NARAL. “Granite Staters know the truth about Sen. Ayotte: she has repeatedly voted to make women pay more for birth control and to defund the very Planned Parenthood clinics that make contraception more accessible in communities across the state. Sen. Ayotte even voted to allow bosses to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees. The fact is that Sen. Ayotte wants birth control to be less available and more expensive. New Hampshire voters won’t be fooled by Sen. Ayotte’s cynical gimmick.”
Sen. Ayotte has voted multiple times to repeal the nation’s healthcare law and the no-cost contraceptive coverage that it provides to millions of Americans. Sen. Ayotte has also voted multiple times to defund Planned Parenthood, which countless New Hampshire families count on for access to basic health care, including contraception.
NARAL recently unveiled a new ad highlighting Sen. Ayotte’s record of voting to limit access to contraception and ban abortion. Even though 75 percent of New Hampshire voters oppose restricting access to legal abortion, Sen. Ayotte has focused her energy on restricting our reproductive freedom and access to abortion. In addition to voting to restrict access to contraception, Sen. Ayotte supported a nationwide ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and has long fought for Roe v. Wade to be overturned. NARAL has run other ads confronting Sen. Ayotte for her misplaced priorities and highlighting Sen. Ayotte’s refusal to do her job and fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.