Defunding the Police: What it Means and Why Planned Parenthood Supports It
Planned Parenthood — in solidarity with patients, staff, and supporters — stands with the Movement for Black Lives’ call to defund the police. Defunding the police means investing less in militarizing police forces and investing more in community-based solutions, education, and health care.
In the wake of the defeat of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the governor's race, I hope we can say this is the end of the Republican Party as we know it. The key words being "as we know it," and how it has been the past few years. Many lifelong Republicans like me have seen our party co-opted by an extreme minority and turned into something we no longer recognize.
The Virginia gubernatorial election sends a message to the rest of the country about how to win elections in America today -- and how to lose them. Last night, voters elected Terry McAuliffe as the next governor of the Commonwealth. And they rejected Ken Cuccinelli, whose extreme anti-women's health agenda was a defining issue throughout the campaign.
We did it! Together, we have kept Ken out of the governor’s mansion and protected women’s health and rights in Virginia! This election sends a clear message to politicians in Virginia and all 50 states: attacks against women’s health are not only bad policy—they are bad politics.
At a campaign event, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli was asked if, as governor, would he "support and sign personhood legislation that contains restrictions on birth control medication and birth control devices."