Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes released a new television advertisement in his campaign in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. The ad, which will be aired on broadcast, cable, and digital throughout the state, is part of a multi-million dollar ad buy.

The ad is a response to the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade and the resulting outlawing of abortion across the nation. Barnes’ mother, Lajuan Barnes, says that she had abortion due to the health risks she was experiencing because of the pregnancy. Barnes says that “every woman has the right to make her own decision. And I’ll fight alongside you every step of the way until you do.”

In an accompanying press release, Barnes said that he is “committed to ending the filibuster to codify Roe v. Wade.”

Watch the ad:

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