See below for a statement from the McAuliffe for Governor campaign on the very dangerous Texas abortion ban and what it could mean for Virginia if Glenn Youngkin were, god forbid, elected governor (for more on that, see VA Dems: “Glenn Youngkin was caught on video admitting that he’s lying to Virginians about his plans to defund Planned Parenthood and ban abortion”).
MCLEAN, VA – Terry McAuliffe today released the following statement on Texas’s abortion ban and Glenn Youngkin’s dangerous agenda to go “on offense” to ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood in Virginia:
“This dangerous Texas law is exactly what Glenn Youngkin has in mind when he says he wants to go ‘on offense’ to ban abortion in the Commonwealth. We know this is Glenn’s true agenda and would be his priority as governor because he was caught on tape admitting it to his closest supporters. The fact is it’s dangerous, it would put women’s health and lives at risk, it would harm our economy, and it is wrong for Virginia.”
“We’ve seen these extreme right-wing attacks on reproductive health in Virginia before, and as governor I fought back against every single one. I kept women’s health clinics open when extreme right wing Republicans like Glenn tried to force them to close, and I vetoed every anti-women’s health bill including multiple efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. As I have been before, I will always be a brick wall against any attacks on reproductive rights in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
Terry has long been a champion of women’s reproductive rights. As Virginia’s 72nd Governor, he successfully fought back against attempts to close all women’s health clinics in Virginia and kept the clinics open, and he vetoed multiple bills that would have defunded Planned Parenthood. He has been been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia due to his strong record.
Glenn Youngkin has made his dangerous agenda clear – he will ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood if he is elected governor. Earlier this year, he was caught on tape admitting to his supporters that he will go “on offense” on these issues if elected, but that he is trying to hide his out-of-touch views because he knows his plan will cost him votes in the election.