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By a Wide Margin, Virginians Support Roe v Wade; Republicans, on the Other Hand, Are Jubilant at Its Imminent Demise

A leading VA07 GOP candidate, for instance, touts this as an "amazing victory in the fight for the life and Liberty of our most vulnerable, the unborn."

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See below for reactions by Virginia Republicans to the blockbuster news about the Supreme Court apparently on the verge of ditching Roe v Wade and trashing women’s reproductive rights – and many more of our rights, ultimately.  In short, while most Virginians support Roe v Wade (“Virginia voters agree 66 – 27 percent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision and support 58 – 31 percent abortion in the third trimester if a doctor determines the mother’s health is at risk.”), Virginia Republicans are jubilant at its apparently imminent demise.

First, here’s fascistic, bats***-crazy Rep. Bob Good (R-VA05)’s completely unhinged,  “Handmaid’s Tale”-style reaction to the news about Roe v Wade. According to Good, the Roe v Wade decision supposedly caused “horrific carnage & destruction to innocent life” and supposedly reflected “the Democrat [sic] Left’s relentless 60-year assault on our Constitution, our founding Judeo-Christian principles, the traditional family and religious freedom.” Note, by the way, that Roe v Wade was a 7-2 decision by Richard Nixon appointee Justice Harry Blackmun, with concurrences by President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointee Justice Potter Stewart, Eisenhower appointee Justice William Brennan, Nixon appointee Justice Lewis Powell…

  • Here’s VA07 Republican candidate Yesli Vega arguing that this is a “historic moment in the making,” an “amazing victory in the fight for the life and Liberty of our most vulnerable, the unborn.”

  • And here’s VA07 Republican candidate Crystal Vanuch arguing that this is “massive news,” and stressing that she is “100% pro-life and an unapologetic champion of the unborn.”

  • Here’s VA05 Republican candidate Dan Moy, writing that “this is a huge moment for the sanctity of life in America” and “applaud[ing] the conservative justices for their courage in this decision.”

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