Check out the following video and press release from the Lashrecse Aird for VA Senate campaign. Also note that “pro-life” is an absurd, Orwellian phrase used by the right wing, instead of simply stating that they are against women having the right to decide what to do with their own bodies.
Video Released of Joe Morrissey Exclaiming: “I’m Proud to Vote Pro-Life and I will Side with Republicans in the Future on this Issue.”
PETERSBURG, VA — Today, Lashrecse Aird, candidate for Senate District 13, released a digital ad revealing Senator Joe Morrissey, in his own words declaring his position on abortion rights. Throughout last week, Senator Joe Morrissey’s campaign authorized a digital ad and mail piece accusing Lashrecse Aird of lying about his position on abortion and his anti-abortion voting record. The ad is running on YouTube, paid digital tv channels and social media.
Aird released the statement below following the rollout:
“While my opponent proclaims he is pro-life and it doesn’t hurt him, it does stand to hurt the voters of SD-13. As Black and Brown women continue to die at higher rates than anyone else as a result of the maternal mortality crisis, and the Governor doubles down on his plan to ban reproductive access, it deeply upsets me listening to the comments made by my opponent. Real people are fearful about the rapid deterioration of reproductive rights so, while he is playing a political game with the lives of Virginians, I refuse to allow Joe to misrepresent his position and deceive voters during a critical time such as this.”
Joe Morrissey: Youngkin is pro-life, as I am.
Joe Morrissey: I am proud to vote pro-life and I will side with Republicans in the future on this issue.
Joe Morrissey: I am…the only Democrat in the State Senate that’s pro-life.
Joe Morrissey: Hell, I disagree with my party half the time.
Joe Morrissey: I disagree on abortion. It doesn’t hurt me.
Watch the Ad here: [https://bit.ly/InJoesWords].
First elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2016, Lashrecse Aird previously represented the 63rd District. For more information about Lashrecse please visit: www.lashrecseaird.com