April 11, 2023 News & Press Releases

“Not Much Of An Opinion:” Youngkin Abdicates On Abortion Drug Ban

by Democratic Party of Virginia

RICHMOND, VA – In a stunning abdication of his responsibilities as Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin finally weighed in on a conservative judge’s decision to ban the drug mifepristone nationwide. Mifepristone is used in more than 50% of abortions in Virginia.

After waiting to speak on the ban and its impact on Virginia women seeking reproductive care, Youngkin finally broke his silence, saying only that he doesn’t “have much of an opinion.”

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“As governor, I don’t see how you can ‘not have much of an opinion’ on a Texas judge preventing the women of your Commonwealth from having safe and legal access to reproductive care,” said Liam Watson, Press Secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia. “Mifepristone isn’t just used in abortions, it’s also a commonly prescribed drug for miscarriage care. Voters sent him to Richmond to have an opinion – it’s time he acts like he actually cares about the Virginians he pretends to serve.”