Guest Post — Oct. 30, 2013
Note from Dan: Sally Mullikin is a Franklin County native who now lives in Richmond.
By Sally Mullikin
As the election nears, I would like to remind most men that our uterus does not lean to the left or right. Women have been the target of misogynist legislation in Virginia from our General Assembly, to our Governor, Lt. Governor, and especially the Attorney General. In less than a week, we have the opportunity to show everyone across the United States that Virginia is a progressive state that cares about women.
Just three years ago, I stood hand in hand with over 1,500 women, men and our supporters lining the streets to the Capitol in Richmond to protest the Transvaginal Ultrasound Bill as well as the Personhood Bill. At that time the candidate who is now running for Attorney General for the GOP ticket introduced a bill forcing a woman to report her miscarriage to the police within 24 hours.
If anyone thinks this is old news, then think again, because the Equal Rights Amendment has not been ratified. Women do not have equal rights under the constitution and if we keep electing politicians with such extreme agendas then we might as well run the clocks back 50 years and pretend we are not in 2013. Read more »