Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) is launching a new TV ad against Congressman Pat Meehan (R-Delaware) over the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they see as a push to defund Planned Parenthood.
PPAF is pushing the ad along with a Public Policy Polling poll that says 62% of voters in Meehan’s district oppose defunding Planned Parenthood.
“It’s incredibly unpopular for politicians to block women from accessing birth control and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood,” Sari Stevens, the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates, said in a statement.
The ad tells the story of “Jaime” who was diagnosed with breast cancer through Planned Parenthood. The ad then goes on to say that “extreme” politicians want to defund Planned Parenthood, and that 90,000 Pennsylvanians rely on Planned Parenthood.
The ad ends asking people to call Meehan’s office to “ask him to protect women’s health.”
According to Federal Communications Commission filings, the ad will be broadcast on WPVI.
Ad buys like this are often used to help fire up the base, and to gain media coverage.
PoliticsPA has reached out Meehan’s campaign for comment.
You can view the ad below.