Women to Republicans: ‘It’s my vagina, so hands off, Crazy!’

By Megan Carpentier
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:49 EDT
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In what is not the first and will almost certainly not be the last parody of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” a group of Virginia women used the song to call for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) to stop his campaign to close any clinics in the state that perform abortion.

“Your agenda’s daunting, rich, white, Catholic-talking, women’s rights a-stalking,” they sing, “Whaddya think you’re doing, Crazy?”

Virginia was the first state whose mandatory trasnvaginal ultrasound legislation sparked nationwide attention, inspiring its own parody song. That law was eventually scrapped in favor of a mandatory external ultrasound requirement for any woman seeking an abortion in the state.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R), a strong supporter of the mandatory ultrasound law, helped craft the Republican National Convention’s “salute” to the law that will be made next week, despite the furor over Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape” and abortion or the abortion and “forcible rape” he co-sponsored with presumptive VP nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).

Watch the video, first uploaded to YouTube on August 20, 2012, below:

Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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