- Associated Press - Friday, August 26, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two groups that support abortion rights say they’ll be spending half a million dollars on ads against Republican Senate candidate Rep. Joe Heck.

Planned Parenthood Votes and EMILY’s List’s Women Vote program announced the joint campaign on Friday.

Heck opposes abortion except for in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is in danger, and has voted to take federal funds away from Planned Parenthood and move them to Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Officials with Planned Parenthood said Heck is bad for Nevada women and doesn’t believe they should make their own health care decisions.

The groups are running digital advertisements and planning a field program that will involve knocking on 140,000 doors in Nevada urging voters to support Heck’s opponent, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto.

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