In Virginia’s gubernatorial race, Bob McDonnell has been trying to paint himself as a moderate candidate by downplaying his socially conservative agenda. But we know the truth– that throughout his legislative career McDonnell has sponsored and co-sponsored over 35 bills restricting choice and that in his widely publicized thesis he went so far as to say that birth control is illogical! We need your help to show Virginia voters the real Bob McDonnell.
On Tuesday, October 6, at 7 p.m, ABC7, POLITICO and YouTube will talk to Virginia Democratic candidate Creigh Deeds and Republican candidate Bob McDonnell—and they will be asking questions submitted by the public. Up till now, McDonnell has been dodging questions on his controversial thesis and his anti-choice record. We need you to submit your questions by midnight tonight and make McDonnell come clean on his radical conservative views.
Follow this link to submit your questions. We can think of several questions Virginians would like answered:
1. Every year you were in the House of Delegates, you supported at least one anti-abortion measure – and in your entire career you sponsored or co-sponsored 35 such bills. Doesn’t that mean you support government interference in personal, private medical decisions that should be made between a woman, her family, and her doctor?
2. In your thesis, you question the concept of marital privacy with regards to using birth control. You also voted several times against improving access to birth control. How do you explain these votes?
3. Do you think it’s okay for a pharmacy to refuse to fill a woman’s prescription for birth control based on a pharmacist’s personal views against contraception?
4. You voted multiple times against measures that would have improved access and expanded education around the importance emergency contraception for rape survivors. Do you believe that women should have access to emergency contraception – to prevent pregnancy – in the event of an assault?
With your help, we can show Virginia the real Bob McDonnell. Don’t forget to tune in to ABC7-WJLA TV or www.politico.com, on Tuesday, October 6, at 7 p.m., to watch the candidates answer some of your most popular questions. Thank you!