Conservatives must end this war on women
March 5, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, "Thirty-one women's rights demonstrators were arrested Saturday in a state Capitol protest that drew hundreds of people and a police response including officers in riot gear. The rally was the latest held in opposition to contentious General Assembly bills that have drawn attention far beyond the state, including a measure that would require women to undergo a transabdominal ultrasound before having an abortion."
Progressive Point: For years, the national conversation about Virginia was that we were the best place to do business and raise a family. But just a few short months after the conservative takeover in Richmond, our Commonwealth is better known for a conservative, anti-family agenda.
Mr. Jefferson's capitol used to be a place to debate solutions to the problems that affect people's lives: jobs, education, transportation, the social safety net. In less than two months the Republicans have turned it into a marketplace for extreme anti-woman, anti-voter, anti-middle class policies that leave many Virginians with no other recourse but to march on the capitol that they pay for and to which they send representatives to serve them.
It's time for Governor McDonnell to show the courage to resist the extreme agenda of his political allies and get back to work on Virginians' priorities.
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