Richmond, Va., Nov 5, 2013 / 05:06 am
As Virginians head to the polls to elect their next governor, pro-life groups are urging voters to consider the ‘extreme’ views of Terry McAuliffe, which they say could jeopardize the health and safety of women.
“It’s an outrage that Terry McAuliffe is siding with big abortion instead of Virginia women by opposing these common sense health and safety standards,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List.
“Terry McAuliffe supports an extreme platform of abortion on demand up until the moment of birth, abortions for the purposes of sex selection, taxpayer funding of abortion, and abortions on teenage girls without parental consent,” she charged.
“Should McAuliffe be elected Governor, he would turn a blind eye to women’s safety in order to keep abortion facilities…in business.”
Dannenfelser is one of numerous pro-life advocates cautioning against Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia, where he is running against pro-life Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Cuccinelli describes himself on his website as a “strong supporter of life” who worked as a member of the state Senate to end partial-birth abortion and support parental consent and other pro-life measures.
A Quinnipiac University poll released a week before Election Day found Cuccinelli trailing by four percentage points among likely voters.
Pro-life groups have called the election a crucial one, taking place in a state with one of the highest number of pro-life laws in the U.S.