Murray Campaign Releases New Video: “Anti-Abortion Extremists Have Been Lying To Us For Years”

Press Release | September 13, 2022

ICYMI: Murray campaign statement on Republicans’ new bill to ban abortion nationwide and criminalize women and health care providers

**Watch Don’t Fall For It HERE*

(Seattle, WA) — Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released a new video, Don’t Fall For It, about how extreme Republicans like Tiffany Smiley have been misleading voters about respecting abortion rights for years — only to then vote to rip them away. The video comes right as Senate Republicans introduced legislation this week that would ban abortion nationwide — even in states like Washington.

“Anti-abortion extremists have been lying to us for years,” the video says, cutting to feature clips of Supreme Court Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch during their confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate reassuring senators, among other things, that Roe v. Wade was “an important precedent” and “the law of the land, I accept the law of the land.” 
 
“Once they were in charge, they took away a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion,” 
the video continues. “ Now, Republican Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley is trying to hide where she stands on abortion. Tiffany Smiley supported overturning Roe v. Wade, letting states completely ban abortion, with no exceptions. She even supported the Texas law — one of the most extreme in the country that bans abortion before many women even know they’re pregnant. Now, Republicans are eyeing an abortion ban for the whole country, including Washington state, and Tiffany Smiley could be the deciding vote.
 
“She’ll say anything to get elected,” 
the video concludes. “Don’t fall for it. Don’t let Tiffany Smiley take away our rights.”

BACKGROUND ON TIFFANY SMILEY’S ANTI-ABORTION RECORD:

“Tiffany Smiley is trying to have it both ways on abortion — and she can’t,” said Murray campaign spokesperson Naomi Savin. “No matter what she’s started saying after the primary, Smiley is running to help the same Republicans who have introduced a nationwide abortion ban flip the Senate and take away the right to choose in every state — including in Washington. The bottom line is that no matter how hard she tries to deny it, if Tiffany Smiley is elected, she would make a national abortion ban a reality.”

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