Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says it’s worth going to jail to fight one law
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says an effective way to attack the Affordable Health Act requirement that would force business and faith-based institutions to cover contraceptives would be to go to jail.
Cuccinelli, who is running for governor, made the remarks on a syndicated radio show in Iowa, according to WTVR.
During the interview, Cuccinelli said his local bishop agreed civil disobedience is the answer.
“My local bishop said ‘Well, you know, I told a group I`m ready to go to jail,’ and I told him, `Bishop, don`t take this personally – you need to go to jail,” he said.
Cuccinelli’s likely Democratic opponent in the governor’s race, Terry McAuliffe, blasted the attorney general, accusing him of leading the charge to prevent women from making their own healthcare choices.