Kyrsten Sinema


October 28, 2012

Phoenix, AZ — Today, Kyrsten Sinema for Congress released a new online advertisement entitled “Narrow Minded.” The ad highlights Bush appointee Vernon Parker’s extreme positions on women’s reproductive health. In a survey Parker submitted to the Center for Arizona Policy, Parker promised to support prohibiting a ban on abortions except when the mother’s life is in danger. This policy makes no exception in cases of rape or incest, or when a woman’s health is endangered.

The ad highlights the national leaders who have led this attack on women’s rights, featuring photos of Vernon Parker, Todd Akin of Missouri, Richard Mourdock of Indiana, broadcaster Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich.

“Parker’s narrow views are out of the Arizona mainstream,” said Rodd McLeod, Sinema’s campaign manager. “While Sinema led the fight to protect women’s personal healthcare decisions in Arizona, Parker pledged to follow the dictates of the most right-wing politicians in our state. He promised to support a ban on abortions and a ban on research using embryonic stem cells. Parker is far out of the mainstream.”

Sinema’s candidacy for Congress has been endorsed by national and local groups that work to protect women’s rights to make their own personal healthcare decisions, including Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the National Organization for Women.