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Susan B. Anthony List to donate $1.5 million to extreme GOP Gubernatorial Candidate
The Susan B. Anthony List, a national organization known for its extreme stance on women’s health care, has announced a commitment of $1.5 million to the Virginia gubernatorial campaign of Republican Ken Cuccinelli. According the Associated Press, Susan B. Anthony List President Majorie Dannenfelser explained the funding decision as an "easy call”, and argued that Cuccinelli "has an ideal track record for someone who is a pro-women candidate.” Danenfelser also indicated the national significance of the race for Virginia Governor: "This is hands-down the most important election in the country right now."

Caroline O’Shea, deputy director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, released the following statement on Susan B. Anthony List’s upcoming announcement:

"The Susan B. Anthony List has a long history of waging war on women’s rights and healthcare, from their support of radical ‘personhood’ legislation to their fight to ban access to abortion in all cases – including rape, incest, and danger to the life of the mother. It is unsurprising that they would back Cuccinelli, who shares their extreme agenda and has a similar disregard for the health and well-being of Virginian women.

"Praise for Cuccinelli as a ‘pro-woman’ candidate is laughable, quite frankly,” O’Shea continued. "Cuccinelli has spent virtually his entire political career attempting to insert government into women’s personal, private decisions and keep thousands of Virginian women from accessing the critical medical services they need. As is obvious by this heavy donation, powerful and well-funded anti-choice organizations recognize the importance of Virginia’s 2013 election for the future of reproductive rights – both here and nationally – and they are heavily invested in electing a new Virginia governor who will continue their war on women. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is fully prepared to ensure that Virginians understand what’s at stake in this election and expose Cuccinell’s anti-choice agenda for what it is: dangerous, extreme, and out-of-touch with Virginia voters.”


Alena Yarmosky
Communications Manager
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