FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2016
DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker Calls Upon Republican Leaders to Condemn Comments Made on House Floor
DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement calling upon Republican leaders to condemn comments made by Del. Rick Morris:
"The abhorrent comments on the House Floor have no place in Virginia and I call upon Republican leaders in the Commonwealth to condemn this hateful rhetoric that disparages African Americans, women, and all who seek civil political discourse."
"Our national sin:" Virginia lawmaker compares abortion to slavery [Virginian-Pilot, 1/14/2016]
Statement: Response to Delegate Morris’ Comments on the House Floor [House Democratic Caucus, 1/14/16]
Excerpt from comments: "Abolitionists rejected the evil of slavery. They relied upon their Christian values and decried that black lives matter. And yes they were Republicans. They fought against the evil of their time. There is no compromise with evil." [...] "Every era has its evil. Every era has its national sin. And the evil of our time is abortion. Our national sin is the murder of our unborn children, and evil is alive, along with Planned Parenthood who harvests the brains, organs, and body parts of those murdered children."
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxi36_4P_Bo&feature=youtu.be