DES MOINES, IA -- Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Eddie Mauro released the following statement in response to new SuperPAC attacks from “Women Vote” in the U.S. Senate primary in Iowa:
“I am unequivocally Pro-Choice. I am a Pro-Choice Catholic. There are a lot of us in Iowa. I believe, unquestionably, in an individual’s right to make their own reproductive decisions and the government should not do anything to curtail that,” said Mauro.
“My body of work has demonstrated my unequivocal support of reproductive justice and reproductive rights, donating thousands of dollars to Planned Parenthood, standing up to the Reynolds and Trump administrations’ every attempt to restrict reproductive rights. In the company that I run, I provide healthcare that includes birth control and both elective and medically necessary abortion services. The Mauro campaign pays 100% of health insurance premiums and provides the same coverage. In the community, I assist domestic violence survivors and human trafficking survivors and provide valuable resources to empower women across the world through The Purify Project.”
“This is a misleading attempt to distort the record. But the Greenfield campaign has been misleading voters throughout this campaign. Even with $8.5 million of dark money - money that Greenfield has repeatedly lied about and said she’s not accepting - this race is still neck and neck. With that kind of spend, this should be a runaway race, and it clearly isn’t. That is because Iowans are sick of Washington playing these dishonest political games.
“If voters want the real facts, I ask them to go to eddiemauro.com/choice where we’ve posted the full clip of my answer stating unequivocally that I support a woman’s right to choose. I’m also publicly releasing my responses to Planned Parenthood’s 2020 candidate survey and I’m calling on Theresa to do the same. Iowa Democrats can check the record and it’s clear - I support a person’s right to make their own reproductive health decisions.”