From Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia:
ICYMI: “With the current makeup… I don’t think we’ll get there.” HD57 Republican David Owen Caught On Tape Stating Support for Outlawing Abortion
Last night, The Richmond Times-Dispatch released a video recording of another Virginia swing district Republican, this time Candidate David Owen, confirming his true intentions for Virginians: he wants to outlaw abortion in the Commonwealth.
Jamie Lockhart, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, said: “It’s like déjà vu all over again this election season in Virginia with one extreme Republican candidate after another being caught on tape revealing their dastardly plans for Virginians – this time, to outlaw abortion.
It cannot be any clearer that abortion is on the ballot and that’s why Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia proudly endorsed Susanna Gibson. We know she will fight against any attempt to ban abortion and will represent the people of HD 57 well. We simply cannot afford to let David Owen and Siobhan Dunnavant be the votes that deliver an abortion ban to Governor Glenn Youngkin to sign.”
Charlotte Rene Woods of The Richmond Times Dispatch broke the story with “House candidate David Owen calls himself ‘pro-life’ in recording from the event.” In the recording, “Owen said that he was going to have ‘conversations’ with Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, about ‘what we can do when it comes to changing the laws we have.’”
“Personally, I’m pro-life, and I’m gonna have conversations with Senator Dunnavant to understand what we can do when it comes to changing the laws we have.” David Owen said at a campaign event. “For us to think that it will never get to the point with the current makeup we have now, of outlawing abortion, I don’t think we’ll get there. And personally, I am pro-life, and we need to start saving some of the unborn children.”