Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus and DPVA Deplore Cuccinelli’s Decision on Abortion Regulations

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    Richmond, VA – Today, the Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus and the Democratic Party of Virginia released the following statement deploring the decision of Attorney General Cuccinelli to ignore the recommendations of the Board of Health, Virginia women, and doctors to impose his own personal and political agenda against reproductive health care.

    “The Attorney General’s refusal to comply with the decision is both unacceptable and dangerous. Allowing women’s health centers to close due to partisan action and depriving women of access to basic health care such as contraception and screenings for cancer is bad for women and bad for the Commonwealth,” said Chair of the Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus Rachel Rifkind.

    “Cuccinelli has shown he will stop at nothing to put his political priorities over those of Virginia’s women,” said DPVA First Vice-Chair Gaylene Kanoyton. “Virginia’s women deserve an Attorney General who puts partisan politics aside and uses his position to serve and protect those he was elected to represent.”