Planned Parenthood is releasing ads on Friday going after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans for opposing the Obama administration’s birth control coverage policy.
One television ad accuses McConnell of siding with bosses who want to decide whether women get access to birth control at work. The White House policy calls for employer health plans to cover contraception with no co-pays.
“McConnell voted to let companies pay women less than men for the same work. And now he wants to let bosses deny women birth control coverage. Even while men get their Viagra covered,” the ad says.
“The fact is, Mitch McConnell’s plan could cost Kentucky women and families up to extra $600 a year. That’s just not fair,” it says.
Similar ads are going up online against Republican Sens. Dan Coats of Indiana, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Pat Roberts of Kansas and Reps. Lamar Smith of Texas and Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia.