Terry McAuliffe Pledges to Stand as "Brick Wall" in Protecting Reproductive Rights in Virginia, Glenn Youngkin Would Usher in Dangerous Texas-Style Abortion Ban - Terry McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffe Pledges to Stand as “Brick Wall” in Protecting Reproductive Rights in Virginia, Glenn Youngkin Would Usher in Dangerous Texas-Style Abortion Ban

As Virginia’s 72nd Governor, Terry Defeated All Extreme Efforts to Roll Back Women’s Health Rights & Defund Planned Parenthood


Glenn Youngkin Has Promised to Go “On Offense” to Ban Abortion


MCLEAN, VA – During tonight’s first general election debate, Terry McAuliffe highlighted his strong record on defending reproductive rights and his plan to continue this fight to protect Virginia women and keep Virginia’s economy open and welcoming to all. If elected, Glenn Youngkin has promised to go “on offense” to ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood. Youngkin would institute a dangerous abortion ban like that just passed in Texas, putting women’s health and lives at risk and jeopardizing Virginia’s economy. 


Terry has long been a champion of women’s reproductive rights and has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. As Virginia’s 72nd Governor, Terry successfully fought back against attempts to close all women’s health clinics in Virginia and kept the clinics open. He also vetoed multiple bills that would have defunded Planned Parenthood. 


As Governor, Terry recruited CoStar from North Carolina after the state passed now infamous right-wing, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation – creating over 1,000 jobs in the Commonwealth and highlighting the importance of keeping Virginia open and welcoming for businesses. Similarly, after the draconian Texas abortion ban passed last week, Terry made it clear to major companies that he will never allow such dangerous and divisive social agendas to pass here in Virginia. Just as he was before, Terry will always be a “brick wall” to protect access to reproductive health care in the Commonwealth.


In July, Glenn Youngkin was caught on tape promising in his own words to go “on offense” to ban abortions and defund Planned Parenthood if he is elected governor. Youngkin even admitted to hiding his out-of-touch agenda because he knows it will cost him votes in the election. Recently, Donald Trump’s right-wing Supreme Court ruled to allow the draconian Texas abortion ban to go into effect. This dangerous Texas law is what Glenn Youngkin and his right-wing ticket has in mind for Virginia. Glenn Youngkin’s right-wing agenda will put women’s health and lives at risk and will harm the economy by driving companies away from the Commonwealth.


Terry has released 20 detailed plans to strengthen Virginia’s education system and dramatically increase teacher pay, help secure Virginia’s economicrecovery from COVID-19, reform our criminal justice system, ensure Virginians have access to regular nutritious meals, address the broken, predatory system of prescription drug pricing, confront the gun violence epidemic, make Virginia the best state in the nation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Care (STEM-H) and computer science education, tackle the housing crisis in the Commonwealth and invest in Virginia’s workforce in the post-COVID economy, ensure Virginians have access to high-quality, affordable health care, tackle climate change and secure Virginia’s clean energy future by 2035, lift up Black Virginians as the Commonwealth rebuilds from the COVID-19 pandemic, further advance LGBTQ+ rights, create a flourishing rural economy, support entrepreneurial ecosystems and tackle rising costs and meet the health care needs, make higher education more affordable, boost Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries, and protect seniors from COVID-19 and ensure quality and affordability later in life and tackle the COVID-19 crisis.


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