On Thursday, Democrats in the state of Virginia defeated a pro-life measure to ban abortions after 15 weeks, proving once again Democrats are the party of abortion up to birth. The bill would have put a stop to abortions on unborn babies who are definitely capable of feeling pain. A majority of Virginians support the bill but just not Democrats in the state legislature. The Senate Committee on Education and Health voted multple pro-life measures down on party-line votes, with only Republicans voting to protect babies from abortion. Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s spokeswoman, Macaulay Porter, said Senate Democrats had “solidified their extreme position.” She also said Virginians want “a reasonable compromise on abortion” and Democrats acted against their people by “advocating for abortion anytime and anywhere.”
Any pro-life bill that is sent to Virginia’s Senate from the Republican controlled House of Delegates is sure to meet the same demise as well. According to a survey of Virginians done by the WPA Intelligence for Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America and the Virginia Family Foundation:
- 61% of likely voters support a bill protecting an unborn child after 15 weeks – a point when science shows they can feel pain – with exceptions for rape, incest or if the mother’s life is at risk.
- 65% of likely voters oppose allowing abortion until the moment of birth.
- 60% of likely pro-choice voters agree with legislation that limits abortion after 15 weeks.
SBA Pro-Life America’s Southern Regional Director Caitlin Connors commented: “By 15 weeks unborn children have fully formed organs, fingers and toes, and can feel excruciating pain. With the humanity of the unborn child undeniable, over 60% of Virginians – whether they’re pro-life or pro-choice – support limits on abortion at least by 15 weeks. We stand with Governor Youngkin in calling on the Assembly to listen to the clear will of the people and pass this compassionate bill that would save as many as 500 lives a year.”
Victoria Cobb, president of the Virginia Family Foundation, told Life News: “Over 60% of Virginians agree that unborn babies who can feel pain deserve protection under our law. We will work hard to ensure that the legislature heeds this message and passes life-saving protections for unborn children and their mothers.”
Governor Glenn Youngkin was big supporter of the bill, telling the Virginia legislature, “When it comes to unborn children, we can come together. We can choose life, and choose to support mothers, fathers and families in difficult decisions,” Youngkin said. “It is clear Virginians want fewer abortions, not more.”
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