Planned Parenthood Launches Ad Targeting Meehan on Planned Parenthood Funding

PPAF Meehan AdPlanned 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.

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  2. Planned Parenthood clinic are not designed to serve ALL medical needs, but they are the experts in reproductive care. Family planning not only reduces the incidence of abortion, it keeps families together and enhances their economic life by allowing births to planned. The government “funding” of Planned Parenthood is through the patient’s access to Medicare, Medicaid, and other health-related government programs — it is a fee for a service.

  3. 90,000 people is a lot of people. Why would republicans be in the business of telling people where they can get their medical care? Doesn’t seem very small government to me. Oh and cutting off family planning care to 90,000 primarily low-income people DEFINITELY helps to lower the abortion rate. Makes total sense.

  4. Predictable blather from a key Democratic Party ally. Anything to target Meehan, who is on the DNCC hit list for 2018.

    But they are right in raising the issue of Planned Parenthood funding. What is the Federal government doing funding it? And why is the Federal government in the health business, or should it be in the health business, in the first place?

  5. People don’t get how much Planned Parenthood manipulates the truth. They don’t provide mammograms and have very limited primary care. Community health centers provide full coverage including mammograms, there are more of them and gives people a number of different choices to go and most people would be able to travel shorter distances to get there. There are 237 Community Health Centers in PA compared to 37 Planned Parenthood. It’s a no brainer the money should go to community health centers instead

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