Terry McAuliffe on Abortion
Democratic nominee for Governor; previously DNC Chair
Supports abortion rights
Cuccinelli & McAuliffe disagreed on just about every issue, including abortion. McAuliffe suggested Cuccinelli campaigned for the state Senate in Fairfax on transportation so he could oppose abortion rights once he got elected. "You come in pretending to
be one thing and then you say something else," McAuliffe said, calling Cuccinelli the "true Trojan horse of Virginia politics." Cuccinelli has been decried by Democrats as an extremist who is hostile to women on such issues as abortion.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch on 2013 Virginia governor debates
, Jul 21, 2013
Don't interfere with decisions better made by women
I strongly believe that women should be able to make their own healthcare decisions without interference from Washington or Richmond.
Divisive efforts by politicians to interfere with decisions better made by women and their doctors are bad for
Virginia families and bad for business. We can't put up walls or send the signal that Virginia is moving backwards on important issues like women's health.
Source: 2013 Campaign website, terrymcauliffe.com , "Issues"
, Mar 23, 2013
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