January 18, 2017 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

GOP Abortion Restriction Scorecard Round 2: GOP Candidates Still Silent

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Here we go again. Virginia House Republicans just voted to recognize the anniversary of Roe v. Wade as a "Day of Tears," complete with half mast flags, "mourning," and a deliberate intention to shame Virginia women. Just like the 20-week abortion ban, GOP gubernatorial candidates have been conspicuously silent. 
Right now, we have Governor McAuliffe who has kept his promise to be a "brick wall" against attacks on women's health, but there's no telling what Republicans Ed Gillespie and Frank Wagner would do if they had the authority to sign anti-abortion measures into law. 
"Virginians deserve to know if Ed Gillespie and Frank Wagner would launch a full-blown assault on women's health care with the stroke of a pen. said Emily Bolton, Communications Director of the Democratic Party of Virginia. “So far, only Corey Stewart has said he would sign a 20-week abortion ban into law. With session in full swing,  it's due time for all of the GOP candidates make their position clear."
Earlier this month, DPVA called upon gubernatorial candidates to let Virginians know where they stand on the proposed 20-week abortion ban. You can see the release here.