Cuccinelli gave big money to CPCs that lie to women

Unbelievable: An investigative report by Mother Jones just revealed that anti-choice gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has donated thousands of dollars to Virginia crisis pregnancy centers that lie to women. While not entirely surprising coming from the man who has been one of the most anti-choice gubernatorial candidates Virginia has ever seen, this is still shocking….

Cuccinelli continues to lie about views on women’s health

By: Marieke van Rijn, Advocacy and Communications Intern This morning in an interview with Fox & Friends, Ken Cuccinelli said something we may actually agree with: women do not like it when the government comes between them and their doctor when making a medical decision. He’s right! Women truly don’t appreciate having the privacy guaranteed…

Avoiding an extremist-led shutdown in Virginia

By: Marieke van Rijn, Communications & Advocacy Intern After over 40 attempts at repealing “Obamacare” and a 21-hour long filibuster from Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the federal government shut down ten minutes before midnight on September 30. The shutdown is a result of House Republicans refusing to pass a federal spending budget before the fiscal…

Ken Cuccinelli’s new desperate turn

This morning the Washington Post  published an interview with Ken Cuccinelli in which he claims Terry McAuliffe is “flat-out lying” about his record on women’s health. Yep…seriously. Good thing our executive director Tarina Keene was ready with this AWESOME response: “For months now, Ken Cuccinelli has been running away from his extreme record of attacking women’s…

#StopKen

By: Katharine Donohoe, Development and Events Intern  Are you ready to #StopKen? Tonight is the Governor Debate (at the Capital One Conference Center in McLean, Virginia from 6 to 8 PM; sign up and join us there!) and we asked a few people why they want to stop Ken Cuccinelli: Share in the comments below…

Cuccinelli’s ‘Father’s Rights’ Stance Proves Lack of Trust for Women

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2013 Contact: Alena Yarmosky, alena@naralva.org, (240) 595-2972 Cuccinelli’s ‘Father’s Rights’ Stance Proves Lack of Trust for Women GOP Gubernatorial candidate has record of restricting women’s healthcare decisions; Keene calls revelation of Cuccinelli’s alliance with groups that claim women lie about abuse “wrong.”  Today the Washington Post revealed Ken Cuccinelli’s pattern…

Ken Cuccinelli Blatantly Misleads Virginians on Birth Control Stance

For Immediate Release: August 27, 2013 Ken Cuccinelli Blatantly Misleads Virginians on Birth Control Stance  Despite repeated attempts to criminalize and restrict birth control, GOP gubernatorial candidate now claims government shouldn’t legislate contraception This morning while speaking at Ashby Ponds Senior Center in Loudoun County, GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli once again attempted to whitewash his…

Exposing Ken Cuccinelli’s “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

Earlier this week, we published shocking new audio from Virginia “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs). The audio – recorded undercover at two Virginia CPCs – includes a CPC staffer not only spreading misinformation about abortion, but telling a woman that the birth-control pill causes breast cancer and that condoms “don’t work.” (Download the full audio from the…

Outrageous: Virginia Board of Health approves dangerous TRAP regs

By Sandra Sanchez, Advocacy and Communications Intern In an 11 to 2 vote last Friday, the Virginia Board of Health bowed to pressure from Attorney General Cuccinelli and  approved targeted regulations on abortion providers (TRAP), burdensome regulations on women’s health centers which threaten to close the majority of Virginia abortion providers as early as 2014….

Statewide poll shows majority of Virginians oppose TRAP

The Virginia Coalition to Protect Women’s Health, which is made up of state and national women’s health advocates and providers and chaired by NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia,  commissioned a public opinion survey from Beck Research, LLC on burdensome targeted regulations on abortion providers (TRAP).  Beck Research LLC then conducted an independent representative phone survey of Virginia…