Vega has pledged to support laws to “protect innocent life from conception to natural death,” a position that leaves no room for exceptions. When Vega is asked if she will support exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother, she has repeatedly refused to answer.
“Yesli Vega is trying to hide her extreme positions on banning abortion from Virginians, but what she admits when the TV cameras are off says it all,” said DCCC spokesperson Monica Robinson. “First Vega said it was less likely for victims of rape to get pregnant, and now she’s suggesting only God can decide to save the life of the mother. Pregnancy shouldn’t be a life-threatening condition, and Virginians deserve a representative who will unequivocally fight for their health and reproductive rights.”