Planned Parenthood Takes Aim at McCain, Palin
Planned Parenthood will start running a television ad tomorrow in Northern Virginia that takes aim at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, for their alleged views on providing assistance to rape victims.
In the ad, titled "heartless," a rape victim says Wasilla Alaska made women pay for rape testing exams when Palin was mayor. The ad, which will also air in Wisconsin and Missouri, also criticizes McCain for voting against the Violence Against Women Act in Congress.
"The McCain-Palin ticket is dangerously out of touch when it comes to women's rights and women's health care," said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Danny Diaz, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, called the ad a "vicious smear" against McCain and Palin.
"This ad is patently false and represents the worst kind of politics," Diaz said. "What Barack Obama and his most extreme allies fail to understand is that Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin have demonstrated strong leadership on the critical issues confronting the nation."
October 1, 2008; 1:58 PM ET
Categories: Barack Obama , Election 2008/President , John McCain , Tim Craig
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