Politicians have no place in our private health decisions
September 7, 2012
The Virginian-Pilot reports, "Activists on both sides of the abortion issue are rallying their troops for a Virginia Board of Health meeting next week. The board will meet Sept. 14 for another vote on abortion clinic regulations. The board approved the regulations in June, but Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli refused to certify them... Abortion-rights supporters who cheered the revision are vowing to pack the meeting room again to encourage the board to reject Cuccinelli's position."
Progressive Point: Politicians have no place interfering in decisions that should be between a woman, her doctor, and her faith. Virginia women have a constitutionally protected right to control our own private medical decisions, but Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is doing his best to end choice in the Commonwealth. He's putting his right-wing political agenda above the health and welfare of Virginia women, trying to shut down women's health clinics that provide safe and legal abortion care.
Ken Cuccinelli isn't trying to protect women's health or keep Virginians safe--he's trying to circumvent the law to end choice in Virginia. We need leaders who share our values, who will focus on the issues important to us, and who put our needs above their political ambitions. Far right-wing politicians like Cuccinelli aren't focused on solving our problems. They're just creating more of them.
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