10.12.2009

DNC Hits GOP Sen. Jon Kyl in New Ad Over His Sexist Maternity Care Comments

Remember this outrageous moment from the Senate Finance Committee between Sen. Jon Kyl's (R-AZ) & Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) over maternity care during a debate over one of Kyl's despicable amendments?

From TPM:

Just before the Senate Finance Committee wrapped up for the long weekend, members debated one of Sen. Jon Kyl's (R-AZ) amendments, which would strike language defining which benefits employers are required to cover.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) argued that insurers must be required to cover basic maternity care. (In several states there are no such requirements.)

"I don't need maternity care," Kyl said. "So requiring that on my insurance policy is something that I don't need and will make the policy more expensive."

Stabenow interrupted: "I think your mom probably did."

Well, the DNC has responded with a new web ad (h/t Dawn Teo):
DNC TV Ad: "Backwards"



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