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'19 Votes and Counting?' Duggar Family Goes on the Campaign Trail

The large family, well-known for their TLC reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting," is coming to the area to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

Courtesy of the Family Research Council.
Courtesy of the Family Research Council.
As part of their recently-announced Virginia Values Bus Tour, the Duggar family, stars of the TLC reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting," are taking to the campaign trail to support Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

The oldest son, Josh Duggar, recently moved to the DC area to work with the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has deemed a hate group for its anti-LGBT activism. The Duggars will be joining Josh as speakers at the Values Voters Summit in DC on Oct. 11-13.

The Duggars are Quiverfull, which means that they are pro-life and do not believe in using any form of birth control. In the past, Cuccinelli has supported "personhood legislation," though he insists that if he were elected governor, he would not limit access to contraception. As attorney general, Cuccinelli approved new abortion clinic regulations in Virginia.

The Duggars will be at Heritage Baptist Church at 14510 Spriggs Road in Woodbridge on Oct. 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Family Research Council's Connie Mackey will also be a featured speaker.
Jody October 16, 2013 at 03:09 PM
No one is trying to take away access to birth control-- so that isn't an issue.
oldtowner October 17, 2013 at 03:48 PM
to Jody....yeah right, no one except Ken Cuccinelli....Mr. "Personhood".....per the following: "As the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists pointed out, “Some of the most effective and reliable forms of contraception — oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, and other forms of FDA-approved contraceptives — would be banned” by “personhood” measures."
oldtowner October 17, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Cuccinelli supported the "personhood amendment" to the Virginia Constitution.....he can try to deny it, but it's a fact.
Jody October 18, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Oldtowner: Cuccinelli coauthored a personhood bill in '07 that didn't have enough specifics in it. He supported a 2012 personhood bill that makes it clear that the bill does not attempt to disregard our Constitution or Supreme Court decisions. Pro-choice groups came out of the woodwork to say that any personhood bill (meant to ensure that fetuses are treated with respect as growing babies) would (unintentionally) outlaw birth control methods. Cuccinelli says he will not sign any personhood bill into law without making sure it contains clear language that this does not affect any form of birth control. So there is no need to deny anything. There was never an intent or agenda on Cuccinelli's part to eliminate some forms of birth control!!!
oldtowner October 19, 2013 at 04:55 PM
@Jody: from the WaPo... "SIX YEARS ago, when Virginia’s General Assembly considered the so-called “personhood amendment” to the state constitution, which granted full rights to “preborn human being[s] from the moment of fertilization,” the list of co-sponsors was short. In the state Senate, five of 40 lawmakers, all Republicans, signed on. Among them were then-Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II and Sen. Mark D. Obenshain, the current GOP candidates for governor and attorney general, respectively. There’s a reason the amendment had relatively few sponsors, and there’s a reason it failed even in the Republican-dominated House of Delegates. Not only would the amendment have banned abortion, as the sponsors clearly intended, it also provided an opening to prohibit common methods of birth control, including the pill and intrauterine devices. To most Virginia legislators, including many Republicans, the 2007 “personhood” bill was too far-reaching, a potentially radical intrusion into domestic, family and individual decision-making. Although Republicans held 57 seats in the 100-member House, the bill got just 43 votes." As they say, you can have your own opinion but not your own set of facts. You can't change what is a fact....Cuccinelli is a radical right wing conservative....He will not win the election....

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