Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Virginia GOP State AG Nominee: Throw Women In Jail For Miscarriage

Just so this won't go unremarked, in 2009, Virginia state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R), nominee for state attorney general, introduced a bill that would charge women with a Class 1 misdemeanor... punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2500... if they failed to report their miscarriage in the absence of medical personnel to police. Obenshain is running to replace right-wing nutjob Ken Cuccinelli, who is now running for governor.

That's today's Republican Party for you: male members want to criminalize being female. Why would any woman vote for a GOPer, knowing the party is full of men like Obenshain and Cuccinelli?


  1. The Virginia GOP doesn't hold a primary to select candidates, they have a convention, so only the most dedicated members of the party get a voice in selecting candidate. These are people who have the time and money to go to conventions, which is not a lot of people.

    Given that reality, why should anyone be surprised that a lot of their candidates are total whackoes - they were selected by total whackoes.

  2. How dare women's bodies abort any mighty sperm....



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