July 29, 2022 News & Press Releases

Yesli Vega, Hung Cao, and Jen Kiggans Refuse To Answer Questions on their Anti-Abortion Extremism

by Democratic Party of Virginia

“Cao, Vega, and Kiggans did not respond to questions” 

Richmond, VA – In a recent article in The Washington Post, Yesli Vega, Hung Cao, and Jen Kiggans all know their positions on reproductive rights are way out of step with Virginians and are hiding their extreme positions from reporters and Virginia voters. When asked basic policy questions on abortion, Cao, Vega, and Kiggans all refused to respond. 


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But Cao, Kiggans and Vega have not always been clear about their positions on specific policies and did not respond to questions for this article about how they would vote on certain abortion proposals, restrictions or bans if elected, including whether they support exceptions to abortion bans for rape, incest or protecting the life of the mother.

Then Cao went further: “The Nazis did this. They’ll take Jewish babies and just take the legs and just smash the babies and kill them. You think that can’t happen in this country?” He didn’t respond to questions this week about the comments.

House Republicans broadly rejected bills to codify rights to same-sex and interracial marriage and to contraception this month — ample campaign fodder for Democrats. (Cao, Vega and Kiggans also did not respond to questions about how they would have voted on those bills.)

In a statement that day, Vega did not explain the comments.

“Yesli Vega, Hung Cao, and Jen Kiggans continue to hide their extreme anti-abortion stances – and Virginians deserve to know,” said DPVA Spokesperson Gianni Snidle. “These anti-abortion radicals know their positions are way too extreme for Virginia and are trying to hide their radicalism at all costs. Virginians won’t be fooled, given the chance these dangerous Republicans would rip away reproductive rights. The people of Virginia deserve Representatives in Congress like Elaine Luria, Abigail Spanberger, and Jennifer Wexton who aren’t hiding where they stand on crucial issues and have been, and will continue to be champions for reproductive rights.”