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Video: Barbara Comstock Dodges Roe v. Wade Question, Says She’s “not running for the Supreme Court”


Watch the video from the Comstock-Foust debate earlier this week for one of the most ridiculous, disingenuous answers you’ve heard in a long time. Either Comstock’s just flat-out lying, or she has a fundamental misunderstanding of what her job would be if she (god forbid) is elected to Congress. In reality, of course, the House of Representatives votes all the time on issues related to women’s reproductive health and freedom, access to contraception, you name it. That’s why John Foust just wrote Comstock the following (bolding added by me):

September 4, 2014

Dear Delegate Comstock,

This campaign has already exposed some clear differences between our views when it comes to women’s healthcare choices.

While I believe that women should be able to make their own decisions, you’ve made it clear that you are in full support of overturning Roe v. Wade, and your record of voting for mandatory trans-vaginal ultra-sounds and for crippling restrictions on women’s healthcare facilities speaks for itself.

You are entitled to your opinions – even if they are out of touch with Northern Virginia’s values. But at yesterday’s debate you defended your support for overturning Roe v. Wade by claiming it would not come into play in Congress. It absolutely comes into play in Congress. Not only is that sentiment patently false, it’s insulting to women and families who have watched the Republican Congress lead repeated attacks against women’s rights to make their own healthcare decisions.

Not being a member of the Supreme Court did not stop you and the right-wing Republicans in Richmond from voting for mandatory trans-vaginal ultrasounds, the personhood amendment, or the TRAP regulations aimed at shutting down abortion providers. I have included 23 pages of at least 105 votes that the US House of Representatives has taken on issues of reproductive freedom.

It’s important that we have an honest conversation about the issues that matter to our community and the role of our Representative in Washington. As we continue this conversation throughout the campaign, I urge you to be straightforward about your beliefs.


John Foust  


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