The mail piece went to voters across the 12th congressional district.
“The political war being waged by extremists treats women as second-class citizens,” he wrote. “That’s why I stood up to extremists and voted against their plan to cut funding to Planned Parenthood.”
Critz voted in favor of an April 2011 measure – pushed by House Republicans – that would strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding. PP funding supporters, like Altmire, note that the organization provides a range of health care assistance. Opponents argue that no taxpayer dollars should go to an organization that provides abortion, even if funds are earmarked for other non-abortion services.
The issue plays against the broader backdrop of a race where each candidate tried to portray himself as more liberal – after winning general elections on the basis of being conservative.
Check out the full piece over at North Pittsburgh Politics.