Terry McAuliffe: I Will Be a “Brick Wall” Against Any Limits on Late-Term Abortions

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 16, 2013   |   12:46PM   |   Richmond, VA

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe holds an extreme position on abortion — so extreme that he told students at George Mason University that he will oppose any efforts to place limits even on late-term abortions done when the unborn baby is viable.

Although McAuliffe is trying to portray himself as a moderate, when students got him off his talking points his radical position supporting even the kind of abortions kermit Gosnell did late in pregnancy became clear. As the transcript an video below show, McAuliffe pledged to be a “brick wall” on the issue of abortion, even refusing to support a common sense limit on abortions after the fifth to sixth month of pregnancy.

Woman #1:  “So as governor, would you oppose any restrictions on my right to an abortion at any time?”

McAuliffe:   “Yes.”

Woman  #1:   “No, Yes?”

McAuliffe:   “I would support stopping any restrictions.”

And then to remove any doubt, he told another woman that as governor he would be a “brick wall” against even the most common ground limitations on abortion.

Woman #2:  “Also, if any anti-choice Republicans were to introduce legislation preventing me from getting an abortion after 20 weeks would you oppose it?”

McAuliffe: “So you have a Constitutional right. This has been determined in our nation. It is a Constitutional right. It is. What I said here is that I will be a brick wall to stop any erosion of any Constitutional right that any woman has in Virginia. I will be a brick wall.”



The truth is that Terry McAuliffe opposes parental consent laws, opposes 24-hour waiting periods, opposes bans on late-term abortions (when the baby in the womb can feel pain), opposes requiring non-invasive ultra-sounds before an abortion and opposes the ban on partial-birth abortion.  Most Virginians support these common-sense restrictions.