UPDATE: After a conversation between Don Blankenship and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, earlier today, we have made several minor changes to this ad to ensure it accurately depicts Morrisey’s relationships with Cardinal Health and Planned Parenthood. In an abundance of caution, we have also made a few changes in the ad explanation.

Williamson, W.Va. – Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy Company and candidate for U.S. Senate, released a web ad that highlights Patrick Morrisey’s connections to pharmaceutical companies and abortionists.

This ad exposes Morrisey’s hypocrisy. He claims that his wife’s business activities are not connected to him. For example, he says that his wife’s firm representing Planned Parenthood should not matter to those of us that are pro-life.

Yet this ad clarifies that while his wife was lobbying for Cardinal Health he received campaign contributions from them. What the ad does not have time to say is that he supposedly represented us West Virginians in a lawsuit against Cardinal Health, even though he accepted campaign contributions from them.

That’s why the ad starts off by asking “Whose Side Is Morrisey On?” is he on the side of Planned Parenthood (the largest abortion company in America) or is he on the side of the unborn? Is he on the side of West Virginians who want drug abuse stopped or is he on the side of the drug companies who helped fund his campaign?

Ironically, Morrisey’s wife’s firm benefits from Senator Joe Manchin’s vote to use our tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood abortions. Morrisey’s New Jersey values may allow him to think he can fool West Virginians into believing that his wife’s firm’s income from Planned Parenthood has no bearing on his views. But for sure they are not disconnected from his pocketbook.

We have to be concerned whether Morrisey will feel indebted to the drug companies and to Planned Parenthood. Perhaps his wife will say “go ahead Patrick and defund Planned Parenthood, my firm doesn’t need the $460,000.” Or Morrisey will say to the drug companies that gave him money “thanks for the money you gave me, but I am voting against you anyway.”

Maybe, but I do not think so. Do you?