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Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Attacks Cuccinelli in Virginia

by Steven Ertelt | Richmond, VA | LifeNews.com | 2/13/13 12:55 PM

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The political arm of the Planned Parenthood abortion business has launched an attack on pro-life Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

Politico has more on what the nation’s largest abortion chain is doing to go after him:

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC are teaming up today to launch a campaign against Cuccinelli, the state attorney general, on women’s and health issues, POLITICO has learned.

“If the November election taught us anything, it’s that voters are sick and tired of politicians like Cuccinelli who want to insert themselves into our personal medical decisions. Cuccinelli’s ongoing attacks on women’s health and economic security should be a warning to us all: women’s health will be on the Virginia ballot in 2013,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

At the center of the campaign is a new website, “Keep Ken Out.” The site features news clips about Cuccinelli, a blog and a list of his positions on issues like abortion, contraception and Obamacare.

A disclaimer at the bottom of the site says it was authorized by the campaign of Terry McAuliffe, Cuccinelli’s Democratic opponent.

“Ken Cuccinelli might not yet be a household name. But in just three short years, he has amassed a record as Virginia attorney general that has earned him the distinction of ‘the most overtly partisan attorney general in Virginia’s history,’” the main bar of the site says. “Now, he’s trying to take his ideology straight to the Virginia governor’s office.”

The site’s launch is pegged to the release of “The Last Line of Defense,” Cuccinelli’s new book, which came out Tuesday.

Cuccinelli’s campaign blasted the site as a distraction from more pressing economic and state-related issues.

“Once again Terry McAuliffe is bringing in his out-of-state network of liberal friends to try and influence voters in Virginia,” said Cuccinelli spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “Instead of offering plans to grow Virginia’s economy — instead of Mississippi’s — fix our transportation system, or improve our schools, Terry McAuliffe’s team is trying to do everything it can to not talk about the issues that matter to the people of Virginia.”

Cuccinelli is strongly pro-life and helped pave the way for the state health board to finally crack down on abortion centers in Virginia after reports of shocking abuses at abortion facilities — including the remains of aborted unborn babies in freezers and uncleaned blood splattered on operating room tables.

He said in an opinion that the state government can institute the regulations by executive order but McDonnell said he wanted the legislature to put the regulations in place. In his opinion, Cuccinelli provided legal guidance for the state Board of Health and said more limits can be placed on abortion businesses in Virginia when it comes to healthy and safety standards.

The pro-life advocate also drew praise for taking on Obamacare, which funds abortions and prompts concerns about rationing, in court.

“We often forget the most recognized words from our Declaration of Independence,” Cuccinelli has said. “’We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator – their Creator – with certain unalienable Rights, [of] Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ And that ‘Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed’. We don’t have any other rights if we don’t have that first one.”

McAuliffe, an abortion advocate who was the national party chair for Democrats, has frequently pushed abortion.

In July 2004, McAuliffe unveiled a new campaign to be headed up by NARAL president Kate Michelman called the Campaign to Save the Court. The goal of the campaign was to scare up pro-abortion votes for John Kerry by telling voters President Bush would appoint more judges to overturn Roe v. Wade if given another term.

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After the Kerry campaign loss, McAuliffe became the head of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and was replaced by pro-abortion former Vermont governor Howard Dean.

In February 2007, the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse canceled a planned speech McAuliffe had prepared because of his abortion views.

McAuliffe was slated to discuss a book he’d written on his involvement in politics at his high school alma mater, Bishop Ludden High School but officials with the Catholic church said the talk would be inappropriate because McAuliffe is a strong abortion supporter.

The diocese cited an interview McAuliffe gave to a nationally syndicated radio program saying he favors abortion “no question about it.”