May 20, 2013
NBC News reports, "Virginia Republicans this year are conducting an intriguing experiment in Virginia, a state Obama has twice carried in presidential contests, that's elected Democrats to U.S. Senate seats the last three times senate elections have been held: Can it win in 2013 with a ticket of candidates who are best known for being VERY conservative and VERY outspoken on social issues? Well, here is E.W. Jackson, a black minister who was nominated to be the GOP's Lt. Gov. nominee joining Ken Cuccinelli at the top of the ticket."
Progressive Point: Women and their families should make decisions about seeking health care and when to have children, not government politicians. But with Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson, and Mark Obenshain, conservative Republicans are clearly focused on turning back the clock on women's rights. Their extreme positions make one thing clear: they don't value our reproductive health, freedom, or the constitutionally protected rights of Virginia women.
Virginia women need a leadership team in Richmond who will stand up for our rights, not attack them. The Cuccinelli/Jackson/Obenshain ticket would limit women's access to reproductive care, from birth control to abortion. Cuccinelli has made eliminating reproductive freedom the cornerstone of his political career. Jackson has compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan, and Obenshain wants to require women to report miscarriages to the police. Virginia's women have fought long and hard for their rights, far too hard to allow conservative politicians to control their bodies and intrude into women's private medical decisions.
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