( – promoted by lowkell)
As Democrats, we are always appalled when a legislative body attempts to subvert the Constitutional rights of citizens by forcing through unnecessary and flagrantly-ideological legislation.
Unfortunately, we’re rarely short of examples.
Last week for instance, the Texas State Senate nearly passed a Draconian anti-abortion bill that would have severely hurt the women of that state. And if not for the heroic, multi-hour filibuster by State Senator Wendy Davis, Texas would have adopted the kind of anti-woman, anti-choice, anti-common sense legislation that we in Virginia are all too familiar with.
You see, Virginia has its own class of fanatic anti-woman politicians, and just like the Senators from Texas, they’re bound and determined to render the women of the Commonwealth second-class citizens.
Men like Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson, Mark Obenshain and Delegate Lee Ware have made it their goal to impose an extremist social agenda on us. And what’s more, Virginia’s Republican establishment has actually chosen to embrace these men, along with their toxic rhetoric.
These individuals have made it crystal clear that they don’t believe that Virginia’s women are capable enough to make their own healthcare decisions. They refuse to support the kind of common-sense legislation that would keep such despicable bills off the floor and in the trashcan where they belong.
To hear them speak, you’d imagine that the women of our state are incapable of managing their healthcare and are unable to determine their own medical needs.
But I have more faith in the women of the Commonwealth than that. I believe that women are intelligent enough and responsible enough to make their own decisions without a political party making those decisions for them.
If our Republican counterparts wish to limit government intervention, I say they can begin by practicing what they preach. Women don’t want, need or desire a heavy-handed government telling them what they can and can’t do with their own bodies.
And that’s why I am running: To protect the people of the 65th District and the Commonwealth from this kind of repugnant legislation.