SAN DIEGO — District Attorney and Mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis, who has a broad coalition of women supporting her campaign, today called Planned Parenthood’s recent ratings of the Mayoral candidates a wake up call for San Diego voters.
Dumanis has received a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood of San Diego, based on her support for issues of importance to the group, including a woman’s right to choose.
“I’ve been pro-choice my entire life. As the only woman in the field of candidates running for Mayor, issues related to a woman’s reproductive rights are close to my heart and I have always been very clear where I stand,” said Dumanis. “That’s why these ratings are a wake-up call for voters.”
Until now, Nathan Fletcher has received a failing grade from Planned Parenthood which gave him a “zero” rating based directly on his voting record. In a seismic shift, Fletcher has apparently had yet another ‘change of heart’ and conveniently claims to be pro-choice. Fletcher’s new position on these issues has now changed Planned Parenthood’s rating of him from 0% to 100%.
“This is Nathan Fletcher’s latest abandonment of his core principles in the name of political expediency. The right of women to make their own reproductive choices is not a political game,” said Dumanis campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Tierney.
Although Planned Parenthood’s questionnaire was provided to Fletcher during his two Assembly races, he never completed it until becoming a candidate in the Mayor’s race. Fletcher ran as a conservative Republican in his previous two Assembly campaigns.
Bonnie Dumanis has been openly pro-choice her entire adult life. She has been endorsed by the pro-choice organization ‘Run Women Run’ in her campaign for San Diego Mayor.
Earlier this week, Dumanis announced her campaign is supported by a broad coalition of women from across the political spectrum, noting her history of breaking glass ceilings for women and her commitment to women’s issues.
“In the last 24 hours, Nathan Fletcher followed Bonnie Dumanis’s lead and attempted to establish credibility on women’s issues. True commitment and a real history of standing up for women can’t be manufactured,” Tierney said.