Virginia Pro-Life Group Launches Web Site Exposing Deed’s Pro-Abortion Views

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 21, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Virginia Pro-Life Group Launches Web Site Exposing Deed’s Pro-Abortion Views

by Steven Ertelt Editor
August 21
, 2009

Richmond, VA ( — A Virginia pro-life group has launched a new web site exposing the pro-abortion record and views of gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds. The Democratic hopeful has made abortion an issue in the campaign as he has already gone after pro-life Republican Bob McDonnell on the issue.

Deeds attacked McDonnell earlier this month but a statewide poll released last week showed McDonnell has opened a nine-point lead over his opponent.

The Rasmussen survey showed McDonnell leading Deeds 47% to 38% with three percent of voters preferring some other candidate and 12 percent undecided.

Now, the Virginia Society for Human Life PAC has announced the launch of, which it says is "a new web site dedicated to getting out the truth about just how pro-abortion Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds actually is."

Holly Smith, the chair of the PAC, told today that VSHL created it because Deeds has been treading on a "moderate" reputation when he is strongly supportive of abortion in all cases.

"Coming out of the Democratic primaries where three pro-abortion candidates faced off, Deeds’ appeal to activists that more consistently vote in primaries was that he was from outside of northern Virginia, yet still had ‘Northern Virginia values,’" Smith explains.

"His voting record on our issues was pretty disingenuous as a delegate, where he tried to weaken and kill bills before voting for their final passage, but at least he did throw some votes our way," she said.

Yet, when the state senator’s ambitions had him run for attorney general and, now, for governor, he has moved in the pro-abortion direction.

Smith says Deeds has "jumped with both feet into the Planned Parenthood/ NARAL camp and has never looked back" and that he has voted again a ban on partial-birth abortion, parental consent and informed consent.

"He has gratefully accepted the endorsements of those two organizations who cling to a no-limits-on-abortion agenda despite public opinion being decidedly in favor of pro-life efforts to protect the unborn and their mothers from abortion," Smith says.

"[H]e supports the Supreme Court decision allowing abortion for any reason all nine months, but he wants abortion to be rare," Smith says. "Those two positions are incompatible."

"States that have enacted protective legislation have seen their abortion rates drop dramatically. Yet Deeds favors no additional efforts to protect unborn children and their mothers, hoping that somehow by not doing anything further, abortion will be made rare," Smith continued.

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