During his time in office, Ken Cuccinelli worked to pass a personhood law which would have criminalized not only abortion but also several forms of contraception and fertility treatments. On top of that, he declared that God will punish America over abortion rights, which he compared to slavery, and routinely pressed to close clinics that provide abortions as well as to defund Planned Parenthood.
But to hear David Barton tell it, the only reason that Cuccinelli lost his bid to become governor of Virginia last year was because he was not anti-abortion enough!
Filling in for Glenn Beck over the holiday break, Barton brought on anti-abortion activist Michael New to discuss the state of the movement. New asserted that the “pro-life” position routinely beats the “pro-choice” position in public polling, which prompted Barton to declare that an analysis of Cuccinelli’s lost found that “if he had been stronger on pro-life issues, he probably would have won the election in Virginia.”
“That’s fairly amazing,” Barton added, “to say, for Virginia which – northern Virginia is so blue – that if he had been more pro-life he would have won, which means we must be picking up public opinion across the board on this kind of issue”: