If last November’s election taught us anything, it’s that women’s health is a good investment. Mitt Romney lost the presidential election (and Virginia) with the greatest gender gap in Gallup’s history. And now guess where he is: headlining a fundraiser, days after a new poll shows Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe leading Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli by a 24-point margin among women.
Is it any surprise that the failed presidential candidate, who campaigned against Planned Parenthood, against affordable access to birth control, and against Obamacare, would be supporting someone as extreme as Cuccinelli?
Cuccinelli opposes Obamacare — even though it’s already helped thousands of Virginians get the health care they need. If Cuccinelli got his way, the 1,988,000 Virginians with private health care plans and 757,195 Virginians covered under Medicare, would lose access to preventive health care services like birth control and cancer screenings with no copay. If Cuccinelli got his way, 66,000 Virginians under the age of 26 would lose the option of staying on their parents’ health plan, and people could be denied insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions, like breast cancer, having a C-section, or being the victim of domestic violence
Virginia women know that affordable and accessible health care is an economic issue — they knew what was at stake when Romney ran for president, and you can be sure they know that their economic security is at risk again.
Communications regarding the VA Governor’s race on this site are paid for by Planned Parenthood Votes, and authorized by Terry McAuliffe, candidate for Governor.