by Laurel Duggan
CatholicVote, a political advocacy group, is spending $2 million to highlight the positions of Catholic Democrats in key Congressional races with ads targeting regular church attendees, the group announced in a press release.
The “Can You Trust Them?” campaign addresses the views of Democratic Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, Democratic Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Democratic Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan on parental rights, abortion and gender issues and will reach a projected one million regular mass attendees, according to CatholicVote. A series of video ads highlight Kelly, Cortez Masto ad Ryan’s support for child gender transitions and underage abortions without parental consent.
“Cortez Masto supports school employees helping change a child’s gender without parents’ approval. Cortez Matso even supports abortions for vulnerable girls without parental consent,” one ad announces. “Block out the campaign noise. Can you vote for Cortez Masto knowing she wants you out of the biggest decisions in your child’s life?”
The ads will run in English and Spanish and on television, radio, digital and printed mailers.
“Catholic voters have the right to know where candidates stand on the issue of parental rights,” CatholicVote president Brian Burch said in a statement shared with the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Democratic candidates including Kelly, Cortez Masto, and Ryan are actively working to exclude parents from some of the most important decisions affecting their children. They label themselves Catholic but support policies contrary to parents’ wishes, good medicine, and their own church’s teaching. The fact that these so-called Catholic politicians want to ban parents from having a say in these difficult decisions is disgraceful.”
Cortez Masto, Ryan and Kelly did not respond to the DCNF’s requests for comment.
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Laurel Duggan is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Ad” by CatholicVote.