As we’ve demonstrated, Ken Cuccinelli is undoubtedly at the center of the most recent attacks on abortion access in Virginia. However, it would be unwise to forget about his partner in this plot, Governor Bob McDonnell.
On Friday June 16th Bob McDonnell appointed virulently anti-choice physician, John Seeds (an obstetrician at VCU Medical Center, and vice chairman of the anti-abortion group OB/GYNS for Life) to the Virginia Board of Health. You can read about it here.
It’s obvious that the Cooch and Governor Ultrasound are trying to stack the Board of Health against the women of Virginia. Appointing an activist anti-choice physician under any circumstances would be considered dubious. However, doing so only three days before Cuccinelli refused to certify permanent regulations for abortion clinics might as well be a declaration of war.