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NARAL Launches First SCOTUS Ad Campaign; Print and Online Ads To Run In Maine Wednesday

Ads Highlight Trump’s Commitment To Only Appoint Supreme Court Justices Who Will End Roe v. Wade


Today, NARAL Pro-Choice America announced it is launching its first ad campaign in the fight for the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The ad campaign will include:

  • Full page print ads in the Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel, Bangor Daily News, and Lewiston Sun Journal.
  • Homepage takeovers of the websites of the Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel, Bangor Daily News, and Lewiston Sun Journal
  • Digital ads on Twitter and Google search

The ads, which will start Wednesday, state:

Trump has been loud and clear in saying he'd pick Supreme Court Justices to end Roe v. Wade.

We believe him.

Don't you, Senator Collins?

You can see the print ad here. The online ads will have the same design.

Statement by NARAL President Ilyse Hogue:

"Donald Trump has been crystal clear. He has a litmus test for his Supreme Court nominee: end Roe v Wade. He said it repeatedly during his campaign. We believe him. For the sake of women in Maine, and across the country, we hope Senator Collins does too. We know that Senators Collins has always said she would protect the fundamental right to privacy for women and families enshrined in Roe, and we know that now more than ever Mainers want her to stand strong. Donald Trump has been clear that his agenda is to gut Roe v. Wade, criminalizing abortion and punishing women. Because of this, and Trump's admitted litmus test, the burden of proof is on the nominee to prove that they will proactively protect Roe v. Wade and until they do no senator, and particularly no senators who consider themselves pro-choice, should vote for the nominee. Too much is on the line to not believe Donald Trump will do exactly what he said he'd do."

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as "one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America."

For over 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America) has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. Reproductive Freedom for All is powered by its more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.