Moving Virginia backward
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- Friday 9/14: Moving Virginia backward
Subjects: Women's Rights
Friday 9/14: Moving Virginia backward
Earlier today ProgressVA stated, "ProgressVA today strongly condemned the decision by the Virginia Board of Health to prioritize politics over evidence-based medicine and bow to bullying from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli by removing the 'grandfather clause' from proposed clinic regulations. Even though hundreds of citizens told the Board they wished to attend the meeting and the ACLU of Virginia requested the Board accommodate all those who wished to submit public comment and witness the debate, the Board limited attendance in the meeting to 100 and cut public comment to only 1 hour."
Progressive Point: Politicians have no business interfering with women's private medical decisions and inserting their political agendas into the doctor-patient relationship. Today, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli successfully bullied the Board of Health into ignoring evidence-based medicine in favor of right-wing ideology.
After the Board of Health made the decision to protect women's health, Cuccinelli hijacked the process and threatened the board with litigation if they didn't revise regulations to reflect his personal agenda. Shutting down women's access to comprehensive reproductive care and safe and legal abortion in order to cater to a politician who has proven time and again that he will twist the law to suit his own goals doesn't keep women safe and healthy. To politicians like Cuccinelli, women's health isn't nearly as important and political points.
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