Ad focuses on Walker’s work to pass one of the most restrictive laws in the country forcing some Wisconsin women to undergo invasive transvaginal ultrasounds
WASHINGTON, D.C. — EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released a new television ad in Wisconsin highlighting Scott Walker’s extreme agenda against Wisconsin women.
As the nationwide voter mobilization and education project of EMILY’s List, WOMEN VOTE! is mobilizing women voters to support Mary Burke’s gubernatorial bid.
The ad focuses on Gov. Walker’s record in passing a law that requires doctors to perform medically unnecessary forced transvaginal ultrasounds on some women seeking abortions in the state.
In the ad, voices of several Wisconsin women are amplified, calling out Walker’s insulting and out-of-touch ideas about who should make medical decisions on their behalf.
Gov. Walker’s law is considered one of the most restrictive in the country. Louisiana and Texas are the only other states with similar restrictions for women.
“Governor Walker has imposed an extreme agenda on Wisconsin women,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List.
“Walker knows his record for women is unpopular and unnecessary – which is why he is doing everything possible to distance himself and distract voters from his extreme record.”
Walker is opposed to abortions, even in case of rape, incest and threatened health of the mother.
The ad will begin running statewide in Wisconsin starting on October 21, 2014 on both cable and broadcast through Election Day. It is part of Wisconsin WOMEN VOTE!’s $2 million television, mail and online campaign to educate women voters.
“Wisconsin women will hold Governor Walker accountable for his record this November – they are looking for a leader with the right priorities who backs policies that will give them a fair shot, and that leader is Mary Burke,” said Schriock.
Walker has also worked to block access to contraception for women in Wisconsin and repealed Wisconsin’s Equal Pay Protection Act, changing the law to make it easier for big corporations to get away with paying women less than men for doing the same job.