- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto is launching a new commercial criticizing her opponent’s stance against abortion.

Masto’s campaign launched the ad Wednesday in Las Vegas and Reno markets.

The commercial says Republican Rep. Joe Heck voted 10 times to defund Planned Parenthood, and wants to overturn the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in the U.S.

Masto’s campaign says Heck’s votes would restrict women’s access to preventative health care.

Heck’s campaign said his votes aimed to move funding from Planned Parenthood clinics to community health centers. The campaign said Heck opposes abortion except in cases of rape, incest or potential harm to the mother’s life, but hasn’t said he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Heck and Masto are vying to replace Sen. Harry Reid.

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