Letting Bosses Deny Women Birth Control Isn't a Civil Right, It's Discrimination
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is far out of the mainstream when it comes to women's health. His entire career has been an exercise in trying to deny Virginia women access to care.
He co-sponsored "personhood" measures that would give full legal rights to fertilized eggs and supported defunding Planned Parenthood. He was also the first attorney general to file a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - the same day the bill was signed into law.
Now, he's trying to find ways to deny women access to birth control by letting your boss decide whether you get coverage through the ACA. Even more outrageous is that he is invoking the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to support his position. In fact, Dr. King was among the first recipients of Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger Award.
Nearly 1.4 million women in Virginia are potentially at risk of losing coverage if Cuccinelli has his way. Tell Cuccinelli to get his hands off our health care.
To: Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
Allowing employers to deny women access to birth control isn't a civil right, it's discrimination. Stop comparing the civil rights movement to denying women health care. Stop standing in the way of health care for nearly 1.4 million Virginia women.
Dr. Martin Luther King was among the first recipients of Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger Award, and he said of health care inequality: "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Dr. King's words are the opposite of the policies you support.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli - keep your hands off my healthcare.