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Virginia Attorney General Wants Opponents of Contraception to "Go to Jail" in Protest
Jeanine Johnson on January 11, 2013 - 1:15pm
A devout Catholic, Cuccinelli told [conservative radio host Steve Deace] that opponents of the mandate should put the controversial measure on trial by making the government enforce it in as heavy-handed a way as possible.
“You know, Abraham Lincoln has many good quotes, but one of them is ‘the best way to get rid of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously.’ And here we’re going to have an example of what tyranny means when it’s played to its logical conclusion,” Cuccinelli said. “Because forcing business owners and businesses to do this is not consistent with our history of preserving religious liberty, one of the most important protections we have in this country.”
The provision in question requires all employers to cover emergency contraception.
Funny thing is that the contraceptive mandate provision is not a criminal provision and thus does not carry any jail time. Shouldn't the Attorney General whose job it is to enforce the law and who has served on a state Subcommittee to Study Liability Protections for Health Care Providers know that? I am pretty sure he should. No, no, I am certain he should.