Birth Control Is Illogical: Part 2

090601BobMcDonnellJust in case you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, the Washington Post published an article exposing the real Bob McDonnell. The real Bob McDonnell is an ideological politician who believes women working outside of the home threaten the country, and that birth control for married couples is simply ‘illogical.’

Yes, it’s all there, snipped from excerpts of Bob McDonnell’s masters thesis from Regent University, written just two years before his first election in Virginia. The article elucidates the true motives behind McDonnell’s candidacy, and what principles he holds near and dear, despite continuing to attempt to peg himself as a moderate in this election.

We decided to read the thesis for ourselves (special thanks to intern Christina for this one) and collect every statement and quote from it’s pages that makes our blood boil, and encourages us to go talk to voters about the upcoming election.

Here’s a few of our favorite snippets from the WaPo article:

At age 34, two years before his first election and two decades before he would run for governor of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell submitted a master’s thesis to the evangelical school he was attending in Virginia Beach in which he described working women and feminists as “detrimental” to the family. He said government policy should favor married couples over “cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators.” He described as “illogical” a 1972 Supreme Court decision legalizing the use of contraception by unmarried couples.

“Feminism is among the “real enemies of the traditional family.””

We’ve created an abridged thesis that just collects McDonnell’s thesis thoughts on women, birth control, and reproductive rights. Take a look at your own leisure but please be sure to email emily@naralva.org when you’re done to sign up to volunteer to defeat Bob and his anti-choice allies down the ticket! 
 
 

 

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