McDonnell, Cuccinelli, and Romney: extreme ideology over our interests
September 20, 2012
The Washington Post reports, "In a presidential campaign where women's issues have taken a more prominent role than many expected, the crucial swing state of Virginia is becoming the Grand Canyon of gender gaps. A new Washington Post survey indicates that President Obama holds a 19-percentage-point lead (58 to 39 percent) among female likely voters in the commonwealth yet is running six points behind Republican nominee Mitt Romney among men who are likely to vote (50 to 44 percent). That support from women is the reason the president now holds an eight-point advantage overall in Virginia."
Progressive Point: Politicians have no place interfering in decisions that should be between a woman, her doctor, and her faith. Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli have been focused on attacking women's health, restricting access to health clinics, threatening to criminalize some forms of birth control and trying to mandate transvaginal ultrasounds. Women have been clear in opposing these attempts to trample on our rights, but now Mitt Romney is supporting this same agenda.
The Romney-Ryan platform would turn back the clock on women's rights and restrict our ability to make decisions about our own bodies. Instead of attacking our constitutionally protected rights, our leaders should be focusing on building the middle class and our economic recovery.
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