Statements about Abortion

Ed Gillespie "supports a personhood amendment."

"Cuccinelli wants to make all abortion illegal, even in cases of rape and incest, even to protect a woman’s health."

"I’ve never supported legislation that invades people’s choices about contraception."

"Every (personhood) bill I’ve ever support has either had language that says we’re conforming to the constitutional rulings of the Supreme Court or something to that effect."

The state GOP ticket "says their top priority is a career-long mission to outlaw abortion in all cases and ban some common forms of birth control."

New Virginia regulations on abortion clinics "provide the same sanitary environment we expect of dental offices."

Under Obamacare, Virginia taxpayers would have been "forced to pay for abortions" if the General Assembly had not recently intervened.  

Abortion coverage is a standard insurance benefit "in nearly 90 percent of private plans sold in the U.S."

The GOP platform that seeks further limits on abortion and is silent on an exception for rape "has been there for more than 30 years."

Says a bill requiring ultrasounds before abortions "was supported by Republicans and Democrats."

"This bill allows Virginia to join about 23 other states that have an ultrasound procedure" before an abortion.

On mandatory ultrasounds before abortions.

Virginia spends $400,000 on abstinence programs while losing $2.5 million in federal funds due to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s "political agenda."

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