Pro-Abortion Democrat Ralph Northam Defeats Pro-Life Republican Ed Gillespie for Virginia Governor

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Nov 8, 2017   |   10:06AM   |   Richmond, VA

Once again, Virginia voters elected a radical pro-abortion governor in Democrat Ralph Northam.

Northam beat pro-life Republican Ed Gillespie Tuesday in a closely watched race, the AP reports. NBC reports Northam won with 54 percent of the vote, while Gillespie received 45 percent.

The current lieutenant governor, Northam raised nearly $11 million for his campaign, including huge contributions from the abortion industry. Earlier this year, the abortion business Planned Parenthood said it planned to spend $3 million to back Northam.

Northam’s position on abortion is extreme and out of touch with most voters, according to the National Right to Life Committee – which explains why Planned Parenthood, NARAL and other pro-abortion groups wanted him in the position.

“Northam’s position is so extreme he supports abortion on demand – that’s abortion for any reason anytime during the pregnancy – and he favors using your tax dollars to pay for abortion,” said Karen Cross, political director for NRLC, previously.

Virginia Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Jennifer Allen previously called Northam a “champion” for supporting abortion on demand.

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Health care was the top concern among Virginia voters, with 37 percent citing it as the most important issue to their vote, according to the NBC News exit poll.

That seemed to help Northam: A majority of people who voted for him — 57 percent — said that health care was their No. 1 concern, while Gillespie’s voters turned out for a variety of reasons, including immigration and taxes.

Northam will take over for current Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who also has been a close ally of the abortion industry.

McAuliffe refused to protect unborn babies and moms from abortion and sided with the abortion industry instead. McAuliffe opposed abortion regulations of any kind, and supported lowering health and safety standards for abortion clinics, thereby putting women’s health at risk. He also vetoed a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and promised to veto a bill banning late-term abortions.

Planned Parenthood spent huge amounts on Northam so that it could continue to see that type of support from the Virginia governor’s office.

Planned Parenthood receives close to half a billion taxpayer dollars annually to support its deadly work. It is the largest abortion business in the United States, killing more than 320,000 unborn babies every year.