Glenn Youngkin on Abortion



Support mothers so they'll choose to bring life into world

By innovating with a digital wallet, ensuring no working family loses access, prioritizing parent choice and cutting red tape for families and providers, we are delivering a best-in-class model for early learning and childcare. These are the building blocks that are at the center of the future of the Commonwealth. Critically, we must always support mothers...including at the very beginning so they will choose to bring life into this world.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Virginia legislature , Jan 10, 2024

15 week limit: Virginians want fewer abortions, not more

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. This session, I have asked the General Assembly to come together to protect life at 15 weeks, the point when a baby can feel pain. It is clear, Virginians want fewer abortions, not more.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the Virginia legislature , Jan 11, 2023

Virginians elected a pro-life governor; I've been very clear

Virginians elected a pro-life governor, and I have been very clear. I'm pro-life. I do believe in exceptions, in the case of rape and incest and when the life of the mother is at risk. In this case, where Virginia was just 22 months ago was debating on our General Assembly floor that, in fact, abortion should be extended all the way up through and including childbirth, and paid for with taxpayer money. I have said all along that I disagree with this. And that is extreme. That is really extreme.
Source: CNN SOTU interviews on 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial race , Oct 9, 2022

Court lets each state make its own decision on abortion

V.P. KAMALA HARRIS: You don't have to agree that you want to or would advocate that you or a loved one would have an abortion to agree that the government should not be making that decision for any individual woman.

GOV. GLENN YOUNGKIN: I believe, as a pro-life governor, that life begins at conception. My job as a pro-life governor in a state in Virginia, where, 18 months ago, the debate in our General Assembly was around whether abortion should be allowed all the way up through and including birth, funded by taxpayer money. The Supreme Court's decision, I agree with, that this is a decision for states to make by elected officials by the citizens of Virginia. And each state will decide something different. I think that's the real value of the Supreme Court's decision.

Source: CBS Face the Nation on 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial race , Jul 10, 2022

Plans to limit his comments about abortion

Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin is on the campaign trail talking to voters. But, he's not answering questions about one hot-button issue. Youngkin declined to answer questions about his position on restoring restrictions aimed at limitin
Source: WVTF Virginia Public Radio on 2021 Virginia Governor race , Jul 14, 2021

Protect the life of every Virginia child born and unborn

Youngkin vowed, as he pursued the GOP nomination for Virginia governor, to steadfastly oppose abortion and roll back restrictions on gun rights. "We will protect the Second Amendment and our right to keep and bear arms," he told a cheering crowd on May 11, the night he was crowned the nominee. "Friends, together, all of us, we will protect the life of every Virginia child born and unborn."
Source: Washington Post on 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial race , May 26, 2021

My religion teaches me protect life before and after

birth On abortion, he told Breitbart News Daily, "I'm pro-life, and what my religious foundation in the cornerstone of my life teaches me is to protect life before birth and after birth."

"These are not squishy issues.

Source: Washington Post on 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial race , May 26, 2021

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vs.Jeff Landry(R)
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MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
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MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
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