McDonnell and Cuccinelli continue their war on women
July 17, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, "Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is refusing to certify new abortion clinic regulations that were made less burdensome for existing clinics under a version passed last month by the Virginia Board of Health. The decision sets up another potential battle between those on both sides of the issue, as well as moderates and conservatives on the board, to which Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday added Dr. John W. Seeds, a staunch anti-abortion physician."
Progressive Point: Virginia families are looking for bipartisan solutions on schools, roads, and job creation. Ken Cuccinelli and Bob McDonnell have left that behind to advance their personal political agendas and careers. In another signal that they don't trust Virginia women to make their own health care decisions, Cuccinelli attempted to veto women's health clinic regulations that he feels don't go far enough to shut down women's reproductive health access.
Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli are substituting their radical, right-wing ideology for sound policy making and evidence-based medicine. If they cared about keeping women safe and healthy, McDonnell and Cuccinelli would be trying to expand women's health access, not shut clinics down and mandate transvaginal probes. The next front in the War on Women is here and now in Virginia.
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