Virginia’s attorney general Ken Cuccinelli said in an interview Thursday that defying the “tyranny” that is the contraception mandate in Obamacare is important enough to protest and risk going to jail over.
"My local bishop said he told a group, `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," the Republican gubernatorial candidate said on Steve Deace's syndicated radio show.
Cuccinelli went on to say that the requirement for health insurers to cover most forms of contraceptives for their customers is an attack on the Roman Catholic Church, which demands civil disobedience. He encouraged those who disagree with the law to protest by forcing the feds to prosecute those who don't comply.
Violating the law and going to jail for it would "provide an example of what tyranny means when it's played to its logical conclusion," according to Cuccinelli.
"Abraham Lincoln has many good quotes,” Cuccinelli said, “but one of them is ‘The best way to get rid of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously.’”
The suggestion that citizens break the law because they consider it to be an attack on their religious beliefs — Cuccinelli is Catholic, and has said as much — outraged not only pro-choice advocates, but Democrats as well.
"For Virginia's chief legal officer to suggest that citizens break the law is not only reckless, it's dangerous," Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring told Fox News
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