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House Democrats Statement on Cuccinelli’s Dangerous Comparison of Women’s Health to Slavery

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From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus:

 
 
RICHMOND — The House Democratic Caucus released the following statement today condemning recently-revealed remarks in which Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli compared his efforts to end a woman's right to make her own health care decisions with the abolition of slavery: 

"These radical remarks are a very disappointing new low for Ken Cuccinelli," said Delegate Rosalyn Dance. "Comparing women's health care access to slavery is not only divisive, it's dangerous. Virginians deserve a Governor who is focused on creating jobs, fixing our transportation crisis, and improving our schools, not someone who spends day after day injecting his extreme political ideology into  the lives of Virginians."

"The very fact that Ken Cuccinelli would compare slavery abolition to his efforts to roll back women's health rights once again proves that he's more interested in his own extreme ideological agenda than on the issues that matter most to Virginia families," saidDelegate Jennifer McClellan. "Cuccinelli's remarks were extreme and insensitive, not only to the awful stain that slavery left on our history but also to the Virginia women who just want to exercise their constitutional right to make health care decisions without government interference. He should apologize today."