September 14, 2022 News & Press Releases

DPVA Chair Statement on Jen Kiggans Saying She’ll Support an Abortion Ban in Congress

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Richmond, VA – Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker, released the following statement on Jen Kiggans promising she would support a nationwide federal abortion ban in Congress:

“Jen Kiggans is an anti-abortion extremist. Full stop. After attempting to hide and lie about her anti-abortion agenda, Kiggans has finally told Coastal Virginians the truth. Her unwavering support of a nationwide federal abortion ban is a danger to women and out of touch with Coastal Virginians.

“Kiggans’ support for a federal abortion ban should come as no surprise as she celebrated the overturning of Roe v Wade, vowed to support more restrictions on abortion, voted against legislation to expand access to reproductive health care, and claimed the issue of abortion is just a ‘shiny object’ that voters ‘don’t really care about.’ 

“One thing is clear: This November we must re-elect Representative Elaine Luria who will continue to protect a woman's right to choose and stop Jen Kiggans who is trying to turn back the clock to the 1950s.”