October 7, 2022 News & Press Releases

Jen Kiggans Lies About Her Anti-Abortion Record, Gets Fact-Checked

by Democratic Party of Virginia

"Kiggans did [...] put restrictions on abortions."

Richmond, VA – In a recent 10 Wavy News story, political opportunist and extremist Jen Kiggans was caught lying about her anti-abortion record.

Kiggans claimed it was “false” that she voted to block access to abortion and put the health of Virginia women at risk – but fact-checkers found that she did indeed vote to block abortion access: 

“Jen Kiggans can’t be trusted with our health. While in the Virginia legislature Kiggans voted to block expanded access to abortion putting many women at risk. Vote against Jennifer Kiggans, and her extreme stances,” stated one ad. The source for that is Senate Bills 733 (3/2/20) and SB 1276 (1/22/21).  

“False,” said Kiggans. “That is false…what is false about it is my opponent continues to call me an extremist.” 

However, Truth Tracker finds it to be true. Kiggans did vote for SB733 and 1276 which put restrictions on abortions.

Jen Kiggans can’t hide from her own record. As a state senator, Kiggans voted for a vile anti-abortion amendment aimed to restrict crucial funds for reproductive health care that will disproportionately impact low-income Virginians, promoted false claims about “infanticide,” and consistently voted against legislation to expand access to reproductive health care. 

This isn’t the first time Jen Kiggans – who will do or say anything to get elected – lied to the public. Just weeks ago, Jen Kiggans was fact-checked for her false claim that the Inflation Reduction Act “will make the IRS workforce larger than the Pentagon, FBI, State Department, and Customs and Border Patrol, combined” rating it as MOSTLY FALSE.

And earlier this year, she pushed false election conspiracy theories and was one of only four state Senators who voted for a $70 million taxpayer dollars audit of the 2020 election and even repeatedly refused to say who won the 2020 presidential election.

“Jen Kiggans is a political opportunist who has shown Coastal Virginians that she will say or do anything to get elected,” said DPVA Spokesperson Gianni Snidle. “Kiggans can’t hide from her voting record of anti-abortion extremism, pushing dangerous misinformation, and supporting false claims of election fraud.”