Meet the (Far-Right-Wing Extremist) Women Behind “Women for Ken” Cuccinelli


    Curious about the women behind the new group, “Women for Ken” Cuccinelli? American Bridge has the eye-opening facts.

    A closer examination of the list reveals that the comparison is apt – among the list of Cuccinelli supporters one will find some of the same women who rushed forward to defend Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, who called a pregnancy resulting from rape “something that God intended.” It’s not surprising that they place Cuccinelli in the same company.

    Many of these women have been affiliated with the organizations and candidates who are most adamant about denying women the opportunity to make decisions about their own body or curtailing their access to health care. The list also includes the sponsor of the Virginia legislation that would have required women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound before they could have an abortion.

    For instance, there’s Virginia Del. Kathy Byron (R), who sponsored the “transvaginal ultrasound” bill, and who claimed that abortion is “incompatible with ‘a nation founded with words proclaiming that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable rights.'” There’s also Marjorie Dannenfelser, who strongly defended Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin after their crazy comments about rape being a “gift from god” and about “legitimate rape.” Then there’s Christine “I’m not a witch” O’Donnell’s former spokesperson Diana Banister. ‘Nuff said on THAT one! And just to top it off, there’s Nancy Pfotenhauer, who obnoxiously claimed that northern Virginia (the economic engine of the state, also increasingly its population center) is not part of “real Virginia,” and who was the top lobbyist for Koch Industries from 1996 to 2001.

    So, when you hear that there’s a group called “Women for Ken,” don’t be fooled. Yes, these are women, and yes they support Ken Cuccinelli, but in no way, shape or form do their extremist, radical views agree with the vast majority of Virginia women. Nor would their views, if they (god forbid) ever became law, do anything but harm the lives of Virginia women. Let’s just hope that by November, the number of Virginia women supporting Ken Cuccinelli is not much bigger than the membership of this crazy “Women for Ken” group.

    • From the Terry McAuliffe for Governor campaign:

      Tomorrow, the extreme Susan B Anthony List will begin its $1.5 million effort on behalf of Ken Cuccinelli, who shares the groups dedication to outlawing abortion in cases of rape, incest and when the woman’s health is threatened. Radio ads for the group are scheduled to begin in Virginia tomorrow and are the first in the Virginia Governor’s race.

      “The support Cuccinell is earning from extreme groups reflects his singular focus on a divisive social agenda that includes banning abortion even in cases of rape and incest,” said McAuliffe spokesman Josh Schwerin. “If Virginians needed more proof that Cuccinelli is running for Governor in order to restrict women’s health care access, tomorrow’s ads make his goals clear.”

      Susan B Anthony List aims to ban abortion even in cases of rape, incest and when the woman’s health is at risk. They were one of the few organizations to defend Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock’s comments about rape. The president of the organization has said birth control access, “leads to problems.”

      “After defending Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, this extreme group has found their next anti-women’s health ideologue in Ken Cuccinelli,” said Schwerin. “Virginia needs a Governor focused on jobs, not someone focused on a divisive and dangerous ideological agenda.”

    • Bumble Bee

      Kathy Byron is a tool of Liberty University.  The little Falwell robots turn out each election cycle to pound doors, pass out literature, make phone calls and whatever else they can do to elect her. She definitely represents the values held by the majority of her constituents of ignorance, intolerance, misogyny, xenophobia and racism.

    • kindler

      …also known as “Barbies”?