Brooks stated that she is Pro-Life but supports exceptions for cases of rape, incest, and when a woman’s health is at risk.
Rep. Slaughter is Pro-Choice and said that in the last two years she sees many of her Republican colleagues express similar views and actually draft, support, and vote on legislation that reflects some or all of Rep. Akin’s beliefs.
"If I can make any point here it's that that was not a surprise to me when I heard it; I've been hearing that for two years,” Rep. Slaughter said. “As I said, that bill and bills like it have been voted on twelve times in these last two years. For reasons that have always been unclear to me men are obsessed with women's reproductive rights I don't know why that is."
The Slaughter Campaign has released statements and detailed campaign contributions that aim at drawing a direct connection between Brooks and those same House Republicans.
Brooks insists she is not beholden to those who donate to her campaign.
"I think I've already shown that I can be an independent mind, I've done that as County Executive I've broken with my party on a number of issues I've said that I will not agree with the Republicans in Washington on the Violence Against Women Act, I do not support the Ryan Budget as proposed because of the dramatic cuts to Medicare,” Brooks replied. “Those are things that I've already publicly said; I'm not in lockstep with the party."