5 Reasons Ken Cuccinelli Is Lying About Restricting Birth Control
Check out our post that was too "controversial" for Buzzfeed:
The race for governor is heating up in Virginia, which is why it's so important for pro-choice voters to know the facts.
Anti-choice Ken Cuccinelli claims that government legislation shouldn't touch birth control and that he has "never supported legislation that invades people's choices about contraception." We're calling blatant LIE on this one. Cuccinelli's extreme anti-choice record of restricting women's access to reproductive-health care and birth control truly speaks for itself.
1. Cuccinelli co-sponsored "personhood" legislation that would ban abortion in almost all cases, and could outlaw common forms of birth control - including the pill.
Because sponsoring legislation to ban birth control is the best way to show that you have no agenda...to ban birth control.
2. Cuccinelli doesn't even know what contraception is. He's called birth control and emergency contraception "abortion methods."
Newsflash Ken: The medical community disagrees with you there.
3. Ken is a big fan of anti-choice "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs) that lie to women about their reproductive options.
CPC employees have been caught on tape telling women that birth control causes cancer and saying that birth control is "enslavement."
4. He also cosponsored legislation that would make it more difficult for young women to get birth control and force teens to notify their parents if they want information about STI prevention and emergency contraception.
5. Let's get real: Ken just doesn't want you to get birth control, and CERTAINLY not without a co-pay.
Cuccinelli has been one of the most outspoken opponents of the birth control benefit under the Affordable Care Act, which provides birth control coverage to countless women who may otherwise not be able to afford it.
Recap: Ken is "not going to touch contraception as governor"? Yeah right, he's not fooling anybody.
What other lies will Ken tell before pro-choice voters head to the polls in November and show him that his anti-choice agenda won't fly with women in Virginia?
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