FAIRFAX -- Senator Ken Cuccinelli released the following statement today on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit voting to uphold Virginia's Ban on Partial Birth Abortion on a 6-5 vote.
"Today's ruling marks a major victory in a hard fought, six-year battle to end Partial Birth Abortion in Virginia. I want to extend both my appreciation and congratulations to Attorney General Bill Mims, Former Attorney General Bob McDonnell and their teams for their hard work in making today's ruling a reality."
Senator Cuccinelli noted that Steve Shannon, Democrat Candidate for Attorney General, refused to take a position on this issue in last week's Virginia Bar Association Debate. During their debate, prior to the Courts ruling, Senator Cuccinelli declared that if Virginia lost the case he would appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. Senator Cuccinelli asked Delegate Shannon if Shannon would also appeal if Virginia lost and Shannon refused to answer.
Steve Shannon ducked the question - leaving yet another issue on the table at last Saturday's Debate that he refused to take a position on. Ken Cuccinelli however clearly stated that he would continue in the footsteps of our past four Attorneys General in defending Virginia's ban on Partial Birth Abortion.
Upon his arrival in the State Senate, State Senator Ken Cuccinelli was the deciding vote to override the veto of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. The ban passed both the House and Senate with bipartisan support.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Vote Ken Cuccinelli - Attorney General of Virginia
Cuccinelli Statement on the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declaring
Virginia's Partial Birth Infanticide Ban as Constitutional