The McCaskill campaign released three new ads Wednesday featuring testimonials from sexual assault survivors who take issue with Akin’s opposition to emergency contraception for rape survivors as the campaign continues to capitalize on Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments and position on abortion.
One of the women, Diana, mentions that she is a pro-life Republican. “I’ve never voted for Claire McCaskill,” Diana says in the ad. “But because of Todd Akin, I will now.” A second, Joanie, describes herself as a “pro-life mother” and “woman of faith.”
The ads are running statewide in Missouri beginning Wednesday.
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Watch Rachel’s ad: