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Obenshain Backs Out of Debate in Front of Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association

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Check out the following press release from the Mark Herring for AG campaign, and remember: Tea Partier Mark Obenshain is the same guy who proposed legislation that would have forced women to report miscarriages to police within 24 hours or possibly go to jail. This is also the same guy who waged war on contraception at JMU. Obenshain also supported mandatory (e.g., the government FORCES YOU) “transvaginal ulstraound” legislation, pushed extreme “personhood” legislation that would ban abortion even in cases of rape or incest, and that also would make several popular forms of contraception – plus embryonic stem cell research and possibly IVF – illegal as well. Oh, and let's not forget, he also supported shutting down women's health clinics all over Virginia. So…no, it's not surprising that Mark Obenshain would ditch the Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association. If you had Obenshain's horrendous record on women's health, you wouldn't want to talk about it either?  

Is candidate Obenshain afraid to answer questions about Senator Obenshain’s record attacking women’s health?

On Wednesday, Democratic candidate for Attorney General Mark Herring will speak before the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association in what was supposed to be the third and final candidates debate in the Attorney General’s race.

Unfortunately, Tea Party Attorney General candidate, and Ken Cuccinelli’s hand-pickedsuccessor, Mark Obenshain, will not be attending. Is it because he is afraid to answer questions about his long record of telling women what they can and can’t do with their bodies?

“Mark Obenshain’s focus as a state Senator was telling women what they can and can’t do with their bodies,” Herring for Attorney General campaign manager Kevin O’Holleran said. “Now, when he was invited to participate in a debate and explain himself, Obenshain ran for the hills. It’s clear Senator Obenshain wants to continue hiding his record of trying to ban common forms of birth control. It’s clear he wants to hide his record of supporting the transvaginal ultrasound bill, calling it ‘common sense.’ And it’s clear he wants to hide his record of trying to ban abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. He knows that his agenda is just too extreme and that there’s no way women can trust him after hearing about his record.”

The Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association has hosted Attorney General debates in the past. Additionally, both gubernatorial candidates have appeared before the organization to talk about their records.

But Mark Obenshain backed out of the debate. This is likely due to his and the extreme ticket’s lack of support from women in this election cycle.

A recent internal polling memo showed Mark Obenshain’s bill to force women to report miscarriages to the police is so unpalatable that it will sink his campaign. The memo shows that the race moves from a toss-up to an eight-point lead for Herring after voters hear about Obenshain’s record of assault on women’s health issues.

Clearly Senator Obenshain knows that when women find out his record, he will lose this election.

Since Senator Obenshain was too afraid to face the women’s bar association, Mark Herring will be the only candidate in attendance, and will lay out his agenda to take the politics out of the office of Attorney General and focus on keeping Virginians safe, protecting seniors and veterans, and putting child sex predators behind bars.

What: Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association Attorney General Debate Forum with Mark Herring

WhenWednesday, October 9 @ 1 p.m.

Where: Bull and Bear Club, 901 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219