LIFE WINS IN VA: Youngkin Defeats Abortion Extremist McAuliffe in 2022 Bellwether Race

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McAuliffe Spent Millions on Abortion Ads, But When Pro-life Republicans Go on Offense to Expose Democrats’ Abortion Extremism, They Win

Washington, D.C. – Tonight the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and its partner Women Speak Out PAC Virginia – 2021 celebrated as their endorsed candidate Glenn Youngkin (R) was elected governor of Virginia, defeating abortion extremist Terry McAuliffe.

SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser offered the following analysis:

“Terry McAuliffe arguably made abortion the central issue in his campaign, and it failed spectacularly. This is due in part to Glenn Youngkin punching back in his own TV ad and in the debates, defining McAuliffe as the real extremist for supporting painful late-term abortions. The pathway forward for the GOP in the 2022 midterms is clear: going on offense on life and refusing to cede the issue to pro-abortion Democrats is the key to victory.”

Examples of the McAuliffe campaign putting abortion front-and-center can be found in his various TV spots, such as “What It Means,” “Far Right Agenda,” “Caught,” “Use Our Power,” and “Our Values” featuring former President Obama. Youngkin’s response ad “No Limit” can be found here. McAuliffe even campaigned at an abortion clinic that offers abortions up to 16 weeks of pregnancy. At 15 weeks gestation, babies have fingers and toes, respond to pain, and their hearts have already beat nearly 16 million times.

Earlier this month, SBA List’s partner, Women Speak Out Virginia – 2021, launched a $1.4 million campaign to defeat McAuliffe and support Youngkin. The independent expenditure campaign included hard-hitting digital ads and voter contact mail to persuadable as well as pro-life voters who don’t consistently vote.

Governor-elect Youngkin has outlined his pro-life policy commitments, which include advocating legislation to limit late-term abortions when unborn children can feel pain and working to stop taxpayer-funded abortions.

SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.

Paid for by Women Speak Out Virginia – 2021.  Not authorized by a candidate.


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