Thursday, October 10, 2013

AG candidate Mark Herring on judges ruling to reject dismissal of TRAP lawsuit

Democrat Senator Mark Herring is running for Attorney General

Democrat Senator Mark Herring is running for Attorney General

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli pressured Virginia’s Board of Health not to grandfather in regulations on women’s health clinics that performer 5 or more abortions a year. These regulations threatened at least two clinics with closure due to the expense of widening doors and basically forcing them to renovate to hospital standards.

The General Assembly Republicans claimed it was for women’s safety. Similar measures have been tried in other states.  Falls Church Healthcare Center sued and the judge rejected Cuccinelli’s  dismissal attempt.

Democratic candidate for Attorney General Mark Herring released the following statement today in response to a judge’s ruling to allow the lawsuit against the TRAP regulations to continue:

“Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Obenshain may think it’s acceptable for Richmond politicians to tell women what they can or can’t do with their bodies, but I think it’s wrong and, as Attorney General, I’ll put an end to it.

“Ken Cuccinelli has pushed to make health care less accessible and more costly for women in Virginia, and Senator Obenshain has supported and will continue Cuccinelli’s efforts. While Cuccinelli was fighting to close these clinics down, Mark Obenshain was voting to make it law. I believe women should have access to health care and that their personal, private health care decisions should be left to them.

“The choice in this election is crystal clear: I have opposed and will continue to fight the efforts to close these health care clinics, and Senator Obenshain has fought for and will continue his and Ken Cuccinelli’s efforts to impose more restrictions on women’s health care, making it less accessible and more expensive.”

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics

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