Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mark Obenshain Bill to Criminalize Miscarriages Drags Him Down

Mark Obenshain with con-artist/lunatic E. W. Jackson
Mark Obenshain is running hard - not for Attorney General but rather from his own legislative record.  Among the things Obenshain doesn't want voters to know about are (i) that he sponsored a so-called "personhood" bill that would have outlawed many forms of contraception and in vitro fertilization, and (ii) that he sponsored a bill that would have criminalized women who had miscarriages and failed to report the miscarriage to the local police within 24 hours.  It goes with out saying that Democrat Attorney General candidate Mark Herring believes voters need to know Obenshain's true record.  A record that when not pandering for votes, Obenshain still supports 100% as do his Christofascist masters at The Family Foundation.  A new poll by the Herring campaign shows just how toxic Obenshain's true record is wityh voters.  Here are some highlights:

According to the findings from our recent survey1, it is crystal clear that though he may try to reframe his extremist record, Republican Mark Obenshain will have a hard time doing so. 
After voters are presented with information about Obenshain’s sponsorship of a bill that forces women to report miscarriages to the police, the race moves against him, with Herring capturing majority support and leading, 52 to 44 percent.
Indeed, among the strongest attacks against Obenshain is his authorship of a miscarriage registry, which would force women who have a miscarriage to register with police within 24 hours or risk going to prison2.  Besides this message’s obvious salience and the doubts it creates about Obenshain, it also has the overall effect of joining Obenshain hip-to-hip with E.W. Jackson and Ken Cuccinelli, a ticket already seen as among the most extreme in Virginia’s history.
Obenshain can try to run from his past actions, but Herring and many others will do all possible to educate voters on the real Obenshain, not the phony image being paraded for uninformed voters. 

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