VA Gubernatorial Debate: Terry McAuliffe is an Abortion Extremist, Glenn Youngkin Will Stand for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected], 240-672-2828

Tonight’s Debate Exposes Democrat Abortion Extremism in VA

Washington, D.C. – During tonight’s Virginia gubernatorial debate, candidate Glenn Youngkin reiterated his commitment to protecting unborn life and called out his opponent, Terry McAuliffe, for his abortion extremism, saying:

“McAuliffe is the most extreme abortion candidate in the country. The vast, vast majority of Americans disagree with his abortion stance. He’ll encourage businesses to come to Virginia because it’s the easiest place to get an abortion. That is shameful.”

McAuliffe doubled down on his support for abortion on demand, saying:

“I support the laws that we have on the books, I’d like to see Roe v. Wade enshrined in our Constitution.”

Following the debate, SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser offered the following comment:

“Terry McAuliffe is an extremist who stands in lockstep with the abortion industry in support of late-term abortions on fully-developed unborn babies who feel pain, barbaric partial-birth abortions, and even infanticide – all paid for by taxpayer dollars. McAuliffe’s position is morally repugnant and politically repellant. Most Americans, including Commonwealth voters, think abortion without limits is just too far.

“Glenn Youngkin rightfully called out McAuliffe’s extremism, highlighting the stark contrast between their candidacies.”

SBA List’s Candidate Fund PAC previously endorsed Glenn Youngkin. In a letter made public by SBA List, Youngkin outlined pro-life policy commitments, including advocating for legislation to limit late-term abortions when unborn children can feel pain and working to stop taxpayer-funded abortions. Youngkin also criticized current Governor Ralph Northam’s endorsement of infanticide and Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe’s support for failed legislation that would have expanded abortion on demand through birth in Virginia.

Recent polling shows strong majorities of Americans reject abortion extremism and politicians who support it:

  • 65% of Americans support limits on late-term abortion in the second trimester, and 80% said that about the third trimester.
  • 53% of likely voters are more likely to vote for a Republican candidate who supports a 15-week limit on abortion versus just 28% of voters who prefer a Democratic candidate who supports unlimited abortion up until the moment of birth. Independent voters break strongly to the GOP side by a 54% to 18% margin.
  • 77% of Americans oppose using taxpayer dollars to promote abortion overseas, and 58% opposeusing taxpayer money to fund abortions in the United States.

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.



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