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Rep. Elaine Luria: No, Jen Kiggans: Banning Abortion Isn’t a “Shiny Object” Used to “Distract,” It’s Reality for Millions of Women in America


From Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02)’s reelection campaign:

Banning Abortion Isn’t a “Shiny Object” Used to “Distract,” it’s Reality for Millions of Women in America

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – In a radio interview last Thursday, Jen Kiggans insulted millions of women across the country by calling abortion a “shiny object” that is being used to “distract.” The reality is that while Jen applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, millions of women were stripped of their rights, and states across the country moved to ban abortion and made it harder for women to access the reproductive health care they need.

Jen has said she is  “100%, unapologetically pro-life.” She has said that  abortion was her motivation to run for office, and she pledged to prioritize “the right to life.” Kiggans also supports allowing states to ban abortion without exceptions.

“Access to safe abortions and health care isn’t a “shiny object” as Jen Kiggans insultingly suggested,” Congresswoman Luria said. “The unfortunate reality in the United States that Kiggans applauded is now that states have banned abortion without exceptions for rape or incest, women are forced to carry non-viable pregnancies to term, and doctors are being punished for providing patient care.”

Jen Kiggans is trying to “distract” Virginians from these stories that are happening every day since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade:

The Guardian:
 Indiana investigates abortion doctor who treated 10-year-old rape victim

CNN: Indiana becomes first state post-Roe to pass law banning most abortions

 Woman Denied Abortion Despite Being Told Pregnancy Was No Longer Viable
Vice: Woman May Be Forced to Give Birth to a Headless Baby Because of an Abortion Ban

KVHPDT: Women Denied Abortion After LA. Law Takes Effect


WOWT: Mother, Daughter Charged In Home Abortion

WLKY: Kentucky Law Restricting Abortion Triggered Into Effect By Supreme Court Decision

Spectrum News: Abortion Banned In Kentucky After SCOTUS Overturns Roe V. Wade

Spectrum News: Kentucky Immediately Bans Abortion Services
KFVS: Lawmakers Call For Special Session Missouri

MSNBC: Florida Court Says Teen Isn’t Mature Enough To Get An Abortion

WOFL: Florida’s Abortion Battle: Group Trying To Block 15-Week Ban
Cheddar: Florida 15-Week Abortion Ban To Go Into Effect
CNN: Gov. Desantis Vows FL Will Expand Limits On Abortion After Ruling


WAKA: Interview With Alabama AG Steve Marshall
WHTN: What Remains Unclear About Abortion For Alabamians

WAAY: Nearly All Abortion Services Have Ceased

WPIX: Uncertainty On Medical Care For Miscarriages

WHTN: Legal Boundaries For Out-Of-State Abortions


OANN: GOP Run States Move Quickly To Ban Abortion

KDNL: Abortion Now Illegal In Eight States With Three Others Pausing Abortion Pending Legal Analysis

KPBS: Missouri Seeks To Prevent Out of State Abortions
KMIZ: Missouri Trigger Law Takes Effect

South Dakota

KELO: Trigger Law: Abortions Now Illegal In State

KELO: Noem On Rape And Incest

CNN: South Dakota Governor Defends Abortion Ban



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