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In It to Win It

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Sun Feb 25, 2024, 08:16 PM Feb 25

Newsom launches abortion ads in Republican states to fight 'war on women'

Newsom launches abortion ads in Republican states to fight ‘war on women’


California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, is launching a series of new advertisements in Republican states targeting Republican efforts to criminalize having an abortion and “a war on travel” for reproductive care.

The first advertisement by Campaign for Democracy, Newsom’s political action committee (Pac), will air this week in Tennessee, where lawmakers are considering legislation that would make it illegal for anyone who helps a minor obtain an abortion without permission from their parents. Anyone found guilty of the offense could face between three and 15 years in prison.

Newsom’s ad opens with a young woman handcuffed to a hospital bed as she cries out for help. “Trump Republicans want to criminalize young women who travel to receive the reproductive care they need,” a voiceover says. “Don’t let them hold Tennessee women hostage.”

Newsom unveiled the ad on NBC News’s Meet the Press on Sunday. The Pac plans to air them in other states like Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma that are considering similar measures.

“I worry about the United States supreme court, that again, set the tone and tenor for the debate we’re having today. And again, it’s not just a war on travel. It’s not just a war on reproductive healthcare. It’s also a war on women more broadly defined, including as we know, contraceptives,” Newsom said on Sunday.
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Newsom launches abortion ads in Republican states to fight 'war on women' (Original Post) In It to Win It Feb 25 OP
I like it. republianmushroom Feb 25 #1
Good! Kath2 Feb 25 #2
Newsom is a smart guy. I like the way he is presenting the argument. I think men can relate to this argument when anothe CTyankee Feb 25 #3
Excellent! sheshe2 Feb 25 #4

Kath2

(3,089 posts)
2. Good!
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 08:47 PM
Feb 25

This is a war on essential healthcare. The majority of people in this country are pro-choice. And many more will vote pro-choice if they set aside their sexism and dogma long enough to see how hurtful these policies are to the women of this country.

CTyankee

(63,937 posts)
3. Newsom is a smart guy. I like the way he is presenting the argument. I think men can relate to this argument when anothe
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 08:58 PM
Feb 25

man makes the case so forcefully. It's a good move on his part and a good move generally that can be made across the country. My guess is that this approach has been carefully thought out by Biden's campaign planners and staffers. Men are interested in contraception, too, and what happens in their own relationships.

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