Tag: Pam Danner
It truly astounds me that a district formerly represented by sane, reasonable people like Vincent Callahan (Moderate R) and Margi Vanderhye (D) is now (mis)represented by a Karl Rove favorite who's been described as "almost unhinged [in her passion to bring down the Clintons]" and as "a kind of one-woman wrecking crew targeting Democratic leaders." This year, 34th district voters have an excellent chance to boot right-wing hack Barbara Comstock (learn more about her at Comstock Votes) from office and replace her with someone far better - Pam Danner. Let's hope they do so, and that the "one-woman wrecking crew" isn't allowed to do any more damage to Fairfax, to Virginia, and to the nation.
Danner Statement on VA Department of Health Draft Regulations
McLean, VA - On Friday, August 26th, the Virginia Department of Health released draft regulations for licensure of women's health centers that perform first-trimester abortions. During the 2011 session, Pamela Danner's opponent, Barbara Comstock, voted for the legislation [SB 924] that requires all women's health centers be licensed and regulated by the Board of Health as a category of hospital.
"I am disappointed to read these new regulations that do not reflect sound medical practices, but add unnecessary regulations that threaten to shut down women's health centers across the Commonwealth," said Danner. "The aim of these regulations is clear - to restrict access to a safe and legal medical procedure. Stringent building regulations for women's health centers may very well also mean that women across the Commonwealth lose access to reproductive health services, including life-saving cancer screenings, family planning, and STI testing and treatment."
"My opponent supports overturning Roe v Wade and will continue to chip away at our reproductive rights. While under the guise of protecting women, her real goal is to eliminate access to an already safe, legal medical procedure."
h/t to super-Democrat Sue Langley, who writes:
Watch Democratic women candidates at Inside Scoop--Northern Virginia Politics. They are great and you learn a lot about them, their experience, and their views. See Pat Hynes, Cathy Hudgins, and Pam Danner here. Congratulations to the host, Bettina Lawton, who has done an excellent job bringing these wonderful women to your living room. I truely enjoy listening to them.I'm particularly interested in Pam Danner's campaign against the utterly abysmal, right-wing hack/ "GOP attack dog', Del. Barbara Comstock. This is an important race because Comstock's so bad, because she's ambitious and wants to move up (to Congress?), because Pam Danner rocks, and because this is a winnable district for Democrats this November. Anyway, glad to hear Pam Danner on the Inside Scoop, and I encourage everyone to support her with donations, volunteering, etc. Thanks.