Virginia only has three statewide elected offices; Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. I’ve already covered the Republican candidate for Governor, Ken Cuccinelli, and the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, E. W. Jackson, but I have neglected to cover the Republican candidate for Attorney General.
I present to you current state Senator Mark Obenshain. As Senator, he sponsored a law that would require women who have miscarriages to report the miscarriage to the police or be guilty of a class one misdemeanor which carries up to a year in jail and up to a $2,500 fine.
Yeesh. Nothing like treating a woman who just lost her baby like a presumed criminal. And nothing like a party that decries governmental intrusion and yet somehow manages to nominate these three. Oh, that’s right, they only care about governmental intrusion that affects them.