Anti-choice group Susan B. Anthony List announced today that it was endorsing Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli — also known as "Cooch" and "the most overtly partisan attorney general in Virginia's history" — for Governor of Virginia. "The Virginia gubernatorial race will be a top priority for the SBA List with an initial budget of $1.5 million," read the anti-abortion group's press release. Oh, goody.
"Ken Cuccinelli's record of fighting exploitation of the most vulnerable is not just a position that he takes, it is clearly an extension of who he is," said SBA President Marjorie Dannenfelser. Right; that's why he's the first attorney general in the country to file a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, supports letting employers decide whether a woman has access to affordable birth control, introduced an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood in Virginia, is opposed to safe and legal abortion even in cases of rape or incest, supported targeted regulations of abortion providers (TRAP) designed as a backdoor ban to eliminate access to safe and legal abortion in Virginia, and is a leading advocate for the "personhood" movement. Phew — a lady gets carpal tunnel syndrome just writing down all the anti-women endeavors he's backed, and that's not even a full list.
Cuccinelli spokeswoman Anna Nix said in a statement that Democrats were "out of touch with reality" because they were upset about the SBA List endorsement.
"If you don't agree with their ultra liberal agenda," she said of McAuliffe and his team, "then you must be attacked and defeated at all costs."
Fun fact: according to election night exit polls, 86 percent of Virginia voters believe abortion should remain legal in at least some or all cases. Nix is speaking gibberish.
As you may recall, SBA List recently launched a training program to stop Republican candidates and lawmakers from making idiotic statements about women. Will Cuccinelli enroll? Susan B. Anthony List did not respond to multiple requests for comment.