In November, the citizens of Virginia will go to the polls to elect a governor, a lieutenant governor, an attorney general, and members of the House of Delegates. The House of Delegates currently has a Democrat majority (55 seats – 45 seats).
Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Virginia will be producing a series of emails to educate our members in Virginia as to what is at stake in the upcoming election.
The pro-life issue is the bedrock issue of many conservative organizations. The child’s size, development, environment, or degree of dependency does not change their fundamental being. The unborn is human. And yet, about 863,000 unborn babies are aborted each year.
In March of 2020, on Good Friday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (Democrat) signed a bill into law which expanded abortion coverage across the state. The bill made abortion a health care service in the state insurance exchange at any time during pregnancy – three months, six months, nine months. These plans often receive federal funding, so we as taxpayers are paying for these abortions.
This legislation was passed by the House and the Senate and sent to the Governor for his signature. The legislation repealed a ban on abortion coverage on the exchange. It also rescinded the required 24-hour waiting period, ultrasound, and counseling prior to an abortion. The law went into effect on July 1, 2020. In Virginia, babies can be aborted for any reason at any time during the pregnancy. It also allows physicians assistants and nurse practitioners to perform abortions, and it weakens building safety standards at abortion facilities.
With Virginia currently funding the abortion industry with millions of taxpayer dollars and heading into a critical election season where we will choose new state leadership, we need to come together to speak up for unborn babies who cannot speak for themselves.
Your vote is important! Think through the issues and then vote knowledgeably.
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” Edmund Burke (Irish Statesman of the 1700s)
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