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Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon: Buehler Video Insults All Oregon Women - 08/10/18

Yesterday Knute Buehler posted a campaign video that misrepresents his anti-abortion voting record and that contains an outrageous allegation against Governor Kate Brown, with one supporter claiming, “Knute cares more about women than Kate Brown does — and she’s a woman.” The video, titled “Women’s Health,” fails to disclose that the “Independent” voter is a former employee for Buehler.

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon strongly condemns the video as misleading and irresponsible for covering up Buehler’s record of voting against expanding access to reproductive health care; protecting a woman’s right to safe, legal abortion; and expanding healthcare access for low-income families.

Emily McLain, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon, said: “There is only one gubernatorial candidate who has a long history of fighting for women and kids, and it’s not Knute Buehler. Governor Brown started her career serving women and families and hasn’t stopped since. Meanwhile, Buehler has voted against protecting Roe vs. Wade. He has promised to restrict access to safe, legal abortion, calling it ‘the wrong option.’ He has sided with anti-abortion extremists, while attacking Planned Parenthood for ‘not doing the right thing for women’s health.’

“Buehler’s outrageous attack on Governor Brown is an insult to all Oregon women. Based on his words and actions, we can’t trust Buehler to stand up for women’s health and rights. We urge voters to go to TheTruthAboutKnute.com to learn the facts.”

Oregonians deserve to know the truth. Here are 10 questions that Knute Buehler still hasn’t answered:

  1. Why did he vote against codifying Roe v. Wade into Oregon law?
  2. Why has he been silent about Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee who is committed to overturning Roe v. Wade?
  3. Why did he say abortion is “the wrong option” if he’s indeed “pro-choice”?
  4. Why did he promise to restrict abortion, while claiming he “doesn't see access to abortion under threat”?
  5. Why did he seek the recommendation of Oregon Right to Life, a radical organization that wants to ban all abortion and the most popular forms of birth control?
  6. Why does he oppose state funding for low-income women to access to safe, legal abortion through their insurance plan?
  7. Why has he refused to defend the Planned Parenthood health center that serves his own constituents, in the face of relentless attacks at the federal level from his own political party?
  8. Why did he brag on right-wing radio about his “record in the Legislature of voting against Governor Brown’s efforts to expand access to abortion”?
  9. Why does he continue to misrepresent the existence of “over the counter” birth control in Oregon?
  10. Why did he vote against the Oregon Health Plan, which covers reproductive health services for thousands of women throughout the state?

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon has endorsed Governor Kate Brown for re-election because she has provided clear answers to these questions in her endorsement interviews and in her longtime voting record and leadership. Voters should visit TheTruthAboutKnute.com for more information about why Buehler cannot be trusted to protect women’s health and rights.

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