By Dave Andrusko Next Tuesday Virginians will elect a new governor. The choices could hardly be more stark. Ken Cuccinelli is the pro-life Attorney General; Terry McAuliffe is a pro-abortion Democratic operative with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton. The major newspapers loathe Cuccinelli and have clobbered him hammer and tong. Negative advertising by …Continue reading "Pro-Life Cuccinelli Draws within 4 points of pro-abortion McAuliffe in race for governor of Virginia"
By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday, NRL News Today wrote about a decision by an Arlington County judge to allow a lawsuit to go forward, challenging new abortion clinic regulations passed by the Virginia Board of Health in April. (See “Judge allows lawsuit against Virginia abortion clinic regulations to go forward”) I had little to go …Continue reading "More about judge’s decision to allow lawsuit against Virginia abortion clinic regulations to go forward"
By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director Often, when the media are discussing upcoming elections, candidates are referred to as “extreme” on abortion. Almost always that label is unfairly applied to the pro-life candidate, even when the pro-abortion candidate holds positions on abortion way outside the mainstream. Gubernatorial elections will be held in …Continue reading "Which Gubernatorial Candidates in Virginia and New Jersey are “Extreme” on Abortion?"
By Dave Andrusko Two very different reads on the gubernatorial contest between pro-life Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and pro-abortion Democratic operative Terry McAuliffe. The good news for McAuliffe, although it will be fascinating to see how long it lasts, is that he has a 5 point lead in two recent polls. He is up …Continue reading "Even pro-abortion newspapers in Virginia find McAuliffe shallow and glib"
By Dave Andrusko Here’s a quick update on what promises to be a race for governor in Virginia that’ll to down to the last week (“Pro-abortion Democrats dust off old play book to smear Ken Cuccinelli”). As far as I can tell there have been no newer public polls released on the contest between pro-abortion …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s “layered grassroots outreach” a typical smear attack against a pro-life candidate"
By Dave Andrusko My family lives in Virginia and we have resided here long enough to watch the state turn “purple”—neither red nor blue. Given that reality—and the fact that only Virginia and New Jersey have gubernatorial elections this year—an enormous amount of time and money will be poured in to the Commonwealth. And did …Continue reading "“The Obama campaign writ small”—Pro-abortion Terry McAuliffe’s bid to be governor of Virginia"
By Dave Andrusko It’s still a long way from over, but when Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Wednesday certified new abortion regulations approved by the state board of Health September 14, it means the revised regulations should be on the desk of Gov. Bob McDonnell in the next couple of months. If McDonnell approves …Continue reading "Cuccinelli certifies New Abortion Clinic Regulations, governor will receive them in next month of two"
By Dave Andrusko By an overwhelming 13-2 vote, the Virginia Board of Health today reversed its June ruling that exempted the 20 existing abortion clinics from a new law mandating abortion clinics be treated like outpatient surgical centers. The Board’s surprising 7-4 decision June 15 followed intense lobbying by pro-abortion forces. The following month Virginia …Continue reading "Virginia Board of Health reverses decision that exempted existing abortion clinics from new clinic regulations"
By Dave Andrusko Next Friday, the Virginia Board of Health will meet to reconsider a proposed set of abortion clinic regulations from which the board voted in June to exempt existing clinics. That surprise 7-4 vote delighted pro-abortionists—who showed up in force — and outraged pro-lifers who pointed out that when the Virginia legislature passed …Continue reading "Virginia Board of Health to meet this week to reconsider abortion clinic regulations"
By Dave Andrusko On Monday the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sent a memo to State Health Commissioner Karen Remley, refusing to certify regulations the State Board of Health issued last month, saying the Board exceeded its statutory authority in exempting existing abortion clinics from a new law intended …Continue reading "Cuccinelli Refuses to Accept abortion clinic regs issued by Virginia State Board of Health"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-abortionists in Virginia, having driven the “war on women” bus by turning a routine requirement into a dastardly plot, are having a second go at it. This time the object of their wrath is not the use of an ultrasound (which virtually every abortion clinic in Virginia already uses) but a requirement …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists turn up heat on Virginia Attorney General"
By Dave Andrusko All you need to know about how the media is covering the latest twist in Virginia’s attempt to require minimal standards from its abortion clinics is contained in the remarkably biased first sentence of a July 18 UPI story. It reads, “Virginia’s attorney general refused to certify relaxed rules for abortion clinics, …Continue reading "Pro-Abortion Activists attempting to sabotage intent of state law regulating abortion clinics"