Planned Parenthood’s political arm is slamming two GOP Senate candidates over birth control in the group’s first television ad buy of the election cycle.
The group, Planned Parenthood Votes, debuted two 30-second spots arguing that Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) would make birth control more expensive for women if their views became law.
Gardner and Tillis are trying to knock off Democratic incumbents Mark Udall (Colo.) and Kay Hagan (N.C.).
Both Republicans have endorsed making birth control pills available over the counter in order to ease access for women, and have said their move would make contraception cheaper.
But Planned Parenthood Votes said the proposal doesn’t hold water when taken with Gardner and Tillis’s opposition to ObamaCare, a law that already guarantees free birth control coverage for women with insurance.
“Just when insurance is finally covering the cost of prescription birth control, Thom Tillis says no: women should pay the $600 a year,” the North Carolina ad states.