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Virginia Women Deserve Better than Terry McAuliffe

Posted: October 20, 2013 at 8:00 am   /   by

Powerful ad out of the VA governor’s race. Women’s health, anyone?

September 17, 2013 — Women Speak Out — Virginia released a new web ad this morning that exposes Terry McAuliffe’s opposition to common sense health and safety standards for Virginia abortion facilities — even in the wake of Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia “house of horrors.”

“Terry McAuliffe claims to be an advocate for women, but as our web ad shows, McAuliffe wouldn’t even clean up unsafe abortion facilities around the Commonwealth. At a campaign event last week he revealed his true priority: protecting the abortion industry and keeping the doors open to abortion facilities that are in violation of basic health and safety standards” said Emily Buchanan, treasurer of Women Speak Out — Virginia. “McAuliffe’s position of taxpayer funded abortion on demand, up until birth, is completely out of step with Virginia voters. Virginia women deserve better than Terry McAuliffe.”

McAuliffe has been unwilling to talk about abortion publicly, despite his wide use of the issue in campaign ads, but last week he pledged to counteract efforts by the General Assembly and the Attorney General’s office to safeguard women. Last week, McAuliffe was recorded on video saying that, as governor, he would exempt existing abortion clinics from having to comply with the health and safety standards. McAuliffe completely ignores the fact that more than 80 violations were discovered inside Virginia abortion facilities– including blood stained equipment and tables and even a doctor performing procedures with unwashed hands.

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Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook