Democrats* on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to promote Women’s Equality Day by demanding greater access to abortion—just one of several outrageous and disturbing appeals masquerading as a benign proclamation.
After attempting to pass a publicly advertised short form proclamation for Women’s Equality Day without a vote—and then seeking to stifle discussion of the matter—Board Chair Ann Mallek and political cohort Dennis Rooker instead put to vote the long version of the proclamation, to which the public had no access.
That version was defeated by “no” votes from Supervisors Duane Snow, Petie Craddock, Ken Boyd, and Rodney Thomas.
The short version later was tabled by “yes” votes from the same four supervisors.
Promoted by the extremist, pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW), the proclamation had been declared without discussion in previous years. However, a similar NOW-sponsored declaration, in support of the so-called Equal Rights Amendment, was rejected by the Albemarle County board last fall.
In addition to advocating abortion, the long-form Women’s Equality proclamation supported by Mallek and Rooker:
- Condemns the US Constitution as inadequate in the protection of women against sex discrimination
- Calls for the removal of “physical stature requirements” (i.e. weight, height, strength, etc.) in employment
- Decries women’s nurturing role in caregiving
- And demands sex-based affirmative action hiring in public, private and volunteer sectors of the economy
Ironically, Rooker and Mallek—who cited a lack of sufficient protection for women’s rights—are the same two who for political gain initially turned a deaf ear to the victims of (now-resigned) Democrat Supervisor Chris Dumler. Rooker had previously referred to Dumler’s sexual molestation of multiple victims as a “youthful mistake,” a characterization he has not withdrawn.
Destructive, inflammatory, and anti-American rhetoric as submitted by NOW, has no business in the public business of local government. Kudos to the brave Albemarle Supervisors who resisted procedural and rhetorical tyranny, and shame on Dennis Rooker and Ann Mallek, who embraced it.
[*As determined by political donations to candidates and causes.]