McAuliffe ‘making candidate’ on abortion, says Youngkin
Virginia democratic governor candidate Terry McAuliffe claimed that if his Republican challenger, Glenn Youngkin, wins the election on November 2, women’s lives would be “at risk” and doctors would be “put in jail” because Youngkin signed the same abortion law as the Texas version. will do. McAuliffe said this despite Youngkin’s own claim that he would No Sign such a law.
“Women are coming to Virginia today because they can’t get abortions in Texas,” McAuliffe claimed. Speaking of Youngkin, the Democrat said, “He’s going to bring it here. Women’s lives are going to be put at risk. Doctors are being jailed. … Women’s lives are in danger. It’s ours.” It would be crippling for the economy.”
McAuliffe also reiterated the claims of Youngkin’s undercover video, released in July by a liberal activist.
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“He was caught on tape saying he would commit crimes, banning abortion and defying Planned Parenthood,” the Democrat said of his Republican opponent. “Every woman in this audience should pay attention to what I’m going to say,” McAuliffe said. “Now, with Trump 6-3 Supreme Court, abortion is over in this country. It’s no longer the talking point. Texas law is law.”
After a video interview with Granthshala News on Saturday, Youngkin responded to McAuliffe’s allegations on the issue of abortion.
“He’s honestly making a candidate,” Youngkin told Granthshala News. “Everything he says deserves ‘Four Pinocchios’ and ‘Pants on Fire,’” the Republican said, referring to the worst possible fact-check ratings from The Washington Post and Politifact.
In first debate Along with McAuliffe in September, Youngkin said he would not sign the Texas abortion bill.
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“I will not sign the Texas bill today,” Youngkin said. “As I’ve said through this entire campaign, I’m pro-life. I believe in exceptions for rape and incest and when the mother’s life is in danger. But the Texas bill is also impractical and confusing. . . . What I have said is that I believe a pain threshold bill would be appropriate.”
Youngkin’s campaign has opposed taxpayer funding for abortions and comments from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam about not taking care of unwanted children who survive abortions. he suggested He would sign a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, when a baby can feel pain but hasn’t taken the kind of tough stance that McAuliffe suggested.
including pro-life organizations and leaders Susan B. Anthony List, National Right to Lifehandjob Family Research Council Action, Virginia Society for Human Life PAC, and Penny Nance have supported Youngkin..
As for the secret video As McAuliffe noted, this does not support his claims about Youngkin.
At a June meeting in Loudoun County, a questioner asked Youngkin whether he would defy Planned Parenthood or “take it to the abortionists.”
Youngkin replied, “I’m going to be really honest with you. The short answer is, in this campaign I can’t. When I’m governor and I have a majority in the House, we can start committing crimes. But As a campaign theme, sadly won’t really win my free votes that I have to get.”
It fell far short of a pledge to defy Planned Parenthood or prevent abortion, yet McAuliffe has repeatedly claimed that it was exactly that.
in September, The Washington Post Fact Checker McAuliffe for his claims that Youngkin would ban abortion.
The Post’s Glenn Kessler wrote, “McAuliffe Youngkin’s secretly recorded comments are nothing to be said by Youngkin – and it’s especially a stretch to claim that she has repeatedly stated that she had an abortion in Virginia.” will ban.”