The following press release is from the Kaine campaign; looks like a great event! Of course, this is also one great reason for every woman in Virginia to vote for Tim Kaine, who believes that women and their doctors should make their own medical decisions, over George Allen, who believes the government should tell women what types of contraception they can or cannot use, whether they can or cannot have abortions even in cases of rape or incest, etc. Oh, and any men who care about women's health should also strongly support Tim Kaine over George Allen. That just about covers it, I'd say. :)
KAINE RALLIES WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN ARLINGTON
Richmond, VA- As a part of his campaign for U.S. Senate, Tim Kaine today joined the Planned Parenthood “Women are Watching” bus tour at a stop in Arlington. During the rally of more than 200 supporters, Kaine affirmed his support for women to make their own health care decisions and criticized efforts by politicians to limit women’s health care access.
“Often, these issues are pushed by the other side as wedge issues. They want to use wedge issues that divide us,” said Kaine. “Women’s lives are not political issues, women’s lives are not wedge issues. Women have the ability to make their own health care decisions and their own moral decisions.”
“There has never been a time when we’ve needed fewer wedge issues,” Kaine continued. “The two sides are already too far apart. We need more glue issues that can bind us together.”
Later in the event, Kaine contrasted his record of support for women’s health care choices with George Allen’s record and approach to those same issues.
“There is a live proposal to push federal personhood legislation in Washington. This is a very dangerous piece of legislation,” said Kaine. “My opponent is in favor of it and we need to make sure that women and men watch to make sure Congress doesn’t pursue such a damaging policy, which could ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade and ban access to some forms of FDA-approved birth control."
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