Virginia Pro-Life Group Releases New Video on Governor’s Race, Polls Positive
by Steven Ertelt
October 21, 2009
Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) — A Virginia pro-life group has released a new video on the governor’s race that comes to a close next month. The video comes at a time when new polling data shows pro-life candidate Bob McDonnell pulling away from his pro-abortion rival, Creigh Deeds.
The PAC of the Virginia Society for Human Life has launched its own You Tube channel with its first video, which deals with the gubernatorial election.
Olivia Gans, the president of VSHL, talked with LifeNews.com about the race and said pro-life voters have a clear difference in front of them.
"Despite the extremist rhetoric being tossed around by Democrat Creigh Deeds, it is in fact very clear that Bob McDonnell is the candidate that has protected, and will continue to protect, and defend women from the radical pro-abortion agenda in Virginia," she said.
"Deeds has made a career in the Virginia General Assembly of opposing every reasonable pro-life law that has come up, including parental involvement laws and the Commonwealth’s partial-birth abortion-infanticide law," she added. "Deeds has no interest in helping women make life affirming decisions for themselves and their unborn children. He is a true believer in the pro-abortion agenda."
She said the message in the video reflects the concerns of many Virginia OBGYNs towards Deeds’ negative record.
The video comes at a time when new polls show McDonnell doing well.
A new SurveyUSA poll shows McDonnell with a 59 to 40 percent edge, but most political observers say his lead is strong but not at a 19 percent clip.
A new Clarus Research survey has McDonnell with a 49-41 percent lead over Deeds and a new Rasmussen poll has McDonnell ahead by 7 points at a 50-43 percent margin. Those are seen as a more accurate reflection of the obvious lead McDonnell has at this point.
Gans says that other pro-life candidates are faring well, too.
"We have a great pro-life ticket at the top, McDonnell, Bolling and Cucinnelli," she said. "Plus we have endorsed a large number of pro-life candidates for the Virginia House of Delegate. There are reasons to be very excited this Fall."
Related web sites:
Virginia Society for Human Life PAC – http:/www.vshlpac.org
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