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After his failed presidential campaign, where he failed to even win the Republican primary in his home state of Florida, Marco Rubio is reportedly running for reelection to the U.S. Senate in Florida. Planned Parenthood Action Fund released the following statement in response:


Quote from Erica Sackin, Political Communications Director, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

“Marco Rubio's presidential campaign was a disaster, but that’s nothing compared to the nightmare he has planned for women in Florida. Marco Rubio wants to ban abortion, even in cases when a woman has been raped. And Rubio is dead set on blocking thousands of Florida women from accessing essential care such as birth control and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood health centers. Apparently, Marco Rubio didn't get the message when the American people — and the people of Florida — flat-out rejected his agenda. He'll have to listen when his home state rejects him again. Go away, Marco.”


In case you forgot, Marco Rubio has resorted to bizarre analogies to try to capture how off the map he is on reproductive health issues.


ICYMI: Kittens, Donkeys, and no Exceptions --- Rubio’s Ridiculous Record on Women’s Health.


Senator Rubio went to great lengths on his failing campaign to avoid confirming his extreme stance on women’s health on camera, with some fairly humorous results. For example, in an interview on CNN, Marco Rubio responded to an inquiry into the non-scientific basis of his anti-abortion policy, stating:


“[Regarding a human embryo]...science has concluded, absolutely it has. What else can it be? It cannot turn into an animal. It can’t turn into a donkey. The only thing that becomes is a human being.”  


Rubio even added a page to his website, emphasizing “a human life won’t become a donkey or a cat.”


BACKGROUND: Rubio: A woman’s worst nightmare


Throughout his political career, Marco Rubio has worked to:


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