Terry McAuliffe Wants Virginian Women to Submit to Big Government


by: Gabriella Hoffman

Tomorrow is Election Day here in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Many of you have seen me comment, tweet, and write about the gubernatorial race in great detail. (Disclaimer: I’m a Ken Cuccinelli supporter and have been since he launched his campaign in Summer 2012.) This race is important for our state, and its outcome will have an impact nationwide.

A win for Cuccinelli is a win for freedom; a win for McAuliffe is a win for big government.

Much to the dismay of Terry McAuliffe and his surrogates, Ken isn’t an extremist or a woman-hater. On the contrary, Ken is pro-woman—more pro-woman than McAuliffe could ever claim to be.

First of all, Ken is a husband to Teiro Cuccinelli and father to five daughters. (Need I say more?) During his undergraduate years at University of Virginia,: he helped start an organization: to counter sexual assault. Moreover, he supports pregnancy crisis centers that offer women alternative choices to abortion. LifeSiteNews: adds:


From 2008 to 2012, he: donated: $4,038 to crisis pregnancy centers, the alternative counseling centers that often give needy mothers everything from free ultrasounds and medical care to baby formula and diapers.

What exactly has Terry McAuliffe done for women?: During a recent campaign meet-and-greet at George Mason University, McAuliffe exclaimed he’d be a “brick wall” against restrictions on abortion. He also believes late-term abortion is a constitutional right. Below is the: revealing exchange McAuliffe had: with one female questioner:

Woman #1:: “So as governor, would you oppose any restrictions on my right to an abortion at any time?”

McAuliffe:: “Yes.”

Woman #1:: “No, Yes?”

McAuliffe:“I would support stopping any restrictions.”

And then to remove any doubt, he told the same woman that as governor he would be a “brick wall” against even the most common ground limitations on abortion.

Woman #2:: “Also, if any anti-choice Republicans were to introduce legislation preventing me from getting an abortion after 20 weeks, would you oppose it?”

McAuliffe:: “So you have a Constitutional right. This has been determined in our nation. It is a Constitutional right. It is.: What I said here is that I will be a brick wall to stop any erosion of any Constitutional right that any woman has in Virginia. I will be a brick wall.”

In his 2007 book: What A Party,: McAuliffe extensively boasted about leaving his wife Dorothy and their newborn children to go fundraise for Democrats. Buzzfeed noted this in: an article:

“We got there a little after noon and spent the whole afternoon in her room. I was trying hard not to appear restless, but I am not one to sit still for long and soon I was going stir-crazy, which drove Dorothy nuts. ‘Isn’t there something you need to do?’ she finally said. I told her: The Washington Post: was having a party that evening for Lloyd Grove, who wrote the ‘Reliable Source’ column. ‘Go!’ she said. ‘You’re like a caged animal here. I’ll call you if I need you.’ I went flying out the door and drove to the party. I kept calling Dorothy to make sure she was fine. I made the rounds at the party and ran into Marjorie Williams, who was writing a story on me for: Vanity Fair, magazine. She was shocked to see me at the party. ‘Isn’t Dorothy having a baby today?’ she asked. ‘That’s right,’ I said, ‘but she threw me out the room.’ Marjorie just couldn’t understand how I left Dorothy alone. I almost told her about the night I was born and how my mother wanted my father to stay at home to watch: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, but decided against it. I went back to the hospital after the: Washington Post party: and at 3:33 A.M. little Sarah Swann McAuliffe was born.”

McAuliffe has repeatedly lied about Cuccinelli: wanting to ban birth control. In: August,: Cuccinelli said, “…contraception is just not, in my view, a place where government should be legislating.” Cuccinelli is right—the government has no right or authority to legislate contraception, especially if it goes against one’s religious conscious or is subsidized by taxpayers.Terry McAuliffe is borrowing “war on women” platitudes from President Obama to define Cuccinelli and should be called out.

We Virginian women are smarter than Terry McAuliffe paints us to be; we’re more than our sexual organs. Crusading for so-called “birth control rights” is not only demeaning. It’s downright degrading.

McAuliffe, like his fellow Democrats, thinks women are solely-driven by sex. He assumes all women desire cradle-to-grave paternalistic government and settle for victimhood. Why did birth control and the murder of pre-born babies come to symbolize women’s empowerment? Virginian women are eager to reject big government policies.

With respect to healthcare, Virginian women care about making their own decisions. Premiums for women are expected to: increase 62 percent: under ObamaCare. Another study revealed that the average cost of healthcare premiums for young women is: expected to rise 193 percent.

With respect to abortion, Virginian women are pro-life. McAuliffe wants to reverse course on new clinic regulations placed on abortion facilities following a: revealing report pointing to ghastly, unsanitary conditions at a Fairfax abortion clinic. What happened to making abortion “safe, legal, and rare,” Terry?

With respect to the Second Amendment, McAuliffe’s: gun control agenda seeks to disarm Virginians—including female gun owners.

The list goes on and on.

To my fellow Virginian voters: Don’t fall for Terry’s lies. Don’t be deceived by the so-called allure of big government. Vote for less Washington, D.C. policies. Vote for Ken Cuccinelli and the rest of the ticket on Tuesday, November 5th.

This blog post was originally published on: Counter Cultured’s “Politics”: column.: 

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