Mandel proudly accepted the endorsement of National Right To Life. “I am honored to have earned the endorsement of such an esteemed organization as National Right to Life. They share my deep and abiding belief that life is a precious gift, and it must be protected at every stage.” [Josh Mandel for Senate press release, 5/2/12]
About Josh Mandel (OH)
The Ohio U.S. Senate race between State Treasurer Josh Mandel and Senator Sherrod Brown is one of the most closely watched races in the country this year. But when you take a look at where the candidates stand on women’s health, there is no competition.
A true chump, Mandel wants to defund Planned Parenthood and jeopardize health care for millions of women. Given the chance, he would end federal funding for lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, and affordable, quality health care at the drop of a hat. Joining the ranks of Dennis Rehberg, Steve King, and Allen West, Mandel is just another politician who thinks he knows better than women and their doctors. He opposes abortion with no exceptions, even in cases of rape and incest OR to save the life of the woman. Unlike Senator Sherrod Brown, Mandel doesn’t believe women should make their own health care decisions.
One of his signature chump moments came when an unconstitutional “heartbeat bill” that would ban abortion as early as six weeks (before a woman may even know she is pregnant) was pushed forward in the state legislature. Even when the conservative organization Ohio Right to Life refused to support this bill, Mandel signed on as a supporter. This extreme and dangerous legislation would present a direct conflict to Roe v. Wade and could cost the state millions to defend in court — not a very fiscally sound position for a state treasurer.
When it comes to providing affordable health care access in the Buckeye State, Mandel is doing all he can to complicate the situation. When he threw his support behind the Blunt amendment, despite the fact that he stated it “was not an issue about birth control,” he showed the people of Ohio he wanted their bosses to decide their health care for them.
And if that isn’t bad enough, Mandel wants to return to the days when women were charged higher premiums simply because of their gender and had to pay out-of-pocket costs for basic preventive care, like breast cancer screenings, Pap tests, and birth control — he has called for the Affordable Care Act to be repealed in full.
In the Ohio Senate race the choice is clear: do you want someone who is willing to stand up and protect access to affordable quality care or someone who is so out of touch, he fails to realize the importance of women's health?
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