Attacks Cantor for his Silence on Akin and Mourdock
The Wayne Powell for Congress campaign today released a new television ad which highlights Majority Leader Eric Cantor's extremist positions on women's reproductive health. It will be aired district-wide on multiple outlets.
The ad features a cut-out of Cantor in a doctor's office with a patient and her doctor.
"Cantor has either voted for or co-sponsored 32 pieces of extremist anti-women legislation with Congressman Todd Akin," said Powell Campaign Manager Christian Rickers.
Among the 32 anti-women bills Cantor championed with Akin include the "Forced Ultrasound" legislation and the introduction of the "Forcible Rape" bill which would have minimized the definition of "rape". Akin became the focus of national attention this summer and was chastised by most prominent Republicans when he said that a woman couldn't become pregnant if she was "forcibly raped".
"Cantor is clearly out of step with the women of the 7th District," said Wayne Powell. "Unbelievably, Cantor has even refused to join Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and other prominent Republicans in denouncing the candidacy of Akin or Richard Mourdock." Mourdock recently said if a woman was raped and became pregnant it was "God's will".
"Why has Cantor not joined his Republican brethren in chastising Akin and Mourdock?" asked Powell. "The only logical answer to that question is he supports their anti-women extremism."