Keep Ken Out to Protect Women's Health
By | Nov. 5, 2013, 3:37 p.m.
Category: State Attacks
The polls in Virginia are now open and will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight. Before many go out and cast their ballots, we wanted to give you a brief refresher of why we we must Keep Ken Out.
Terry McAuliffe believes women’s health care decisions are personal, private, and best left up to a woman, her faith, and her family in consultation with her doctors. He will fight to protect access to Planned Parenthood health centers for the more than 24,000 Virginians who rely on Planned Parenthood for access to quality, affordable health care. He will make sure women have access to affordable birth control because he knows the health and economic benefits Virginia women and families see from it. And he will reject misguided laws that have nothing to do with improving women’s health or safety.
On the other hand, Ken Cuccinelli has spent a career trying to interfere in Virginia women’s personal, private medical decisions and to deny Virginians access to quality, affordable health care. He has offered budget amendments that would have cut off Virginia women from Planned Parenthood’s preventive health services like birth control and lifesaving cancer screenings. He thinks employers should decide whether or not women have access to affordable birth control, calling on opponents of no-copay birth control to “go to jail” to fight against it. And he opposes access to safe and legal abortion for Virginia women – even in the cases of rape, incest, and health of the woman.
There’s no doubt about it, Terry McAuliffe has made it clear that he trusts women and doctors to make their own health care decisions. He recognizes that the people of Virginia want a governor who will create jobs and strengthen the economy, not attack women’s health care. To protect women’s health and rights in Virginia, we must elect Terry McAullife for governor, Ralph Northam for lieutenant governor, and Mark Herring for attorney general.
This blog post is paid for by Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC in support of Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, and Mark Herring, and it is authorized by Terry McAuliffe, candidate for Governor, Ralph Northam, candidate for Lt. Governor, and Mark Herring, candidate for Attorney General.
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