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  •  How does a state AG get the state Board of Health (6+ / 0-)

    to reverse its medical judgement? See "Cuccinelli Seeking to Override Virginia Medical Board" for a start. You "warn the board of possible lawsuits over abortion vote and just bully the board into capitulation with that last link, a Washington Post editorial stating (my emphasis):

    Mr. Cuccinelli, who was a champion of the anti-abortion movement as a legislator, has clung to his current office even as he runs for governor. In doing so, he ignores the example of former Virginia attorneys general of both parties who resigned to run rather than politicize the office. In the Cuccinelli worldview, rendering dispassionate legal advice takes a back seat to agenda-pushing.

    So it was in keeping with Mr. Cuccinelli’s crusading style when he threatened members of the state Board of Health last week, warning that they might have to bear the cost of their own legal defense unless they toed his line on abortion regulations. That gambit bore fruit a few days later when the board, evidently intimidated, reversed a position it had taken in June and voted to impose severe new regulations on abortion clinics, where most of Virginia’s 25,000 annual abortions take place.

    The American Taliban is right, justified—regardless of what any of us think—in their twisted world view to take whatever action it wants and The Cooch is right in that crowd of cockroaches.

    By the way, he may lose once this crap hits federal courts and almost certainly would lose on any birth control ban, but he has had absolutely no qualm about using piles of our tax money in profligate wind mill tilting in losing court battles to polish his image among his base (and with this nutter I'm convinced his beliefs of being right regardless of anyone else's convictions).

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 07:48:41 AM PDT

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    •  Still missing birth control link unless abortion (1+ / 0-)
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      is considered birth control? But this link does explain at Stopkencuccinelli.

      "Ken Cuccinelli supported cutting off funding for birth control for women, voted to define contraception as a form of abortion, and even tried to make it a felony to provide some women with birth control."

      Not sure that would ever result in a successful government  ban but certainly represents his Catholic faith.

      “Well, when the president does it, that means it is not illegal.” Richard Nixon, 1977.

      by Kvetchnrelease on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 08:36:19 AM PDT

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      •  No state AG can "ban birth control" but perhaps (1+ / 0-)
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        could ban certain forms as "abortion" and loading on requirements for that. They can't ban "abortion" either, yet have made it a practical impossibility in some areas and even here in Virginia The Cooch's activities have caused severe limitations.

        Just because they "can't" has never stopped these lunatics from trying at considerable expense to individuals and jurisdictions.

        The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

        by pelagicray on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 11:11:35 AM PDT

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