When I got this email below, I found myself filled more with dread than anger. Because of the power and prestige it provides them, men and women have always fought ferociously for high office. Nonetheless, I dread knowing what God thinks of the accusations that politicians make against each other in these days.
Devoid of frills, here is today’s Cuccinelli Compass. In it, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli refutes Terry McAuliffe’s lies.
Dear Fellow Virginians,
I am going to make this Compass very short and straightforward.
Terry McAuliffe is lying about, among other things, contraception.
In T.V. ads, mail and during debates and forums, McAuliffe is telling two lies:
1) He is saying that personhood legislation that I have supported in the past would have outlawed contraception, which is false; and
2) He is also saying – without citing much of anything – that I want to ban contraception in the future.
Look, this is not one of those topics that anyone particularly enjoys discussing, so let me be short and blunt.
No legislation I have ever supported would have – or even could have – “outlawed contraception” as McAuliffe asserts.
And I do not support legislation banning contraception. Could I be any clearer?
Yes, as a matter of fact, I can.
You’ll note that I said above that we couldn’t have “outlawed contraception,” even if someone had wanted to. The reason for this is simple.
The U.S. Supreme Court held in two cases, Griswold and Eisenstadt, that the government can’t ban contraception. Those cases are decades old. This is a long-settled area of law.
And Terry McAuliffe is a Washington, D.C. lawyer, so he is well aware that what he is saying is false.
You got that right. He is knowingly lying to try and scare women to vote against me.
This is only one of the lies he is quite intentionally telling. I’ve never seen anything like it in a campaign before, and I need your help to fight back.
I need you to forward this email to all the women you know in Virginia, and point out to them that McAuliffe is telling a blatant lie and they need to know about it for two reasons: first, if the issue is of concern to them, knowing the truth will put their mind at rest; and second, they need to know that McAuliffe isn’t making a simple mistake. Rather, he’s intentionally lying to the women of Virginia.
When you forward this email, please ask each woman you forward it to to send it on to the other women they know in Virginia too.
Remember, there’s two reasons this email is important: first, Terry is lying about me and contraception; and second, this is not a mistake on his part, it is absolutely part of his strategy. He is lying about numerous other issues as well, and I know you will be shocked, but the media isn’t doing much about it.
At www.Cuccinelli.com, on the front page, is a big button called the truth about Ken. It addresses this and other issues that Terry McAuliffe is not being truthful about. Please use this resource as you work to win last minute voters for us! Thank you!
Consider the nature of the accusations. Cuccinelli opposes abortion, and he has never made a secret of that. On the other hand, Democrats treat abortion and any form of birth control as some sort of sacred rite. Doesn’t that make you wonder about their priorities? When Virginia’s governor has almost no power to make either abortion or birth control illegal, how foolish — how warped and sick — do we have to be to allow McAuliffe and Virginia’s Democrats to make such a thing the centerpiece of their campaign for public office?
Once upon time Democrats suggested they thought aborting a baby distasteful. So they said things like this.
Abortion should not only be safe and legal, it should be rare.
BILL CLINTON, speech at DNC, Aug. 29, 1996 (from here)
Now we cannot trust them not to make taxpayers and employers complicit in what many believe murder. In addition to permitting abortions, Democrats would force all of us to violate our religious beliefs. Democrats would use taxpayer funds to pay for abortions, and Democrats would make employers purchase insurance that provide abortion coverage for their employees.
- Va. Gov. Candidates Battle over Abortion (www.nbcwashington.com): Is McAuliffe as reasonable as the corporate news media makes him sound in this article? Check the following references.
- Study: Thousands of Taxpayer-Funded Abortions Part of Obamacare (www.ncregister.com)
- Which Gubernatorial Candidates in Virginia and New Jersey are “Extreme” on Abortion? (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org)
- Virginia: Does Terry McAuliffe Back Taxpayer-Funded Abortions and Terry McAuliffe: I Will Be a “Brick Wall” Against Any Limits on Late-Term Abortions (www.lifenews.com)
- Virginia Says No to ObamaCare Abortion Funding (townhall.com)
- Terry McAuliffe: A ‘Brick Wall’ Against Women’s Health (townhall.com)
- Candidates label each other ‘extreme’ on abortion (mysanantonio.com)
- Planned Parenthood Spends Over $1 Million on Ads Against Pro-Life Cuccinelli (breitbart.com)
- Terry McAuliffe vows to use mysterious ‘guidance option’ to help Virginia abortion clinics (washingtontimes.com)