Democrat Terry McAuliffe has formally conceded the Virginia governor’s race to pro-life Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin in a statement Wednesday morning.
“Congratulations to Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin on his victory. I hope Virginians will join me in wishing the best to him and his family,” McAuliffe said in his statement.
The abortion activist then listed a number of liberal policy positions he supports, including killing babies in aboritons.
“While last night we came up short, I am proud that we spent this campaign fighting for the values we so deeply believe in. We must protect Virginia’s great public schools and invest in our students. We must protect affordable health care coverage, raise the minimum wage faster, and expand paid leave so working families have a fighting shot. We must protect voting rights, protect a woman’s right to choose, and, above all else, we must protect our democracy. While there will be setbacks along the way, I am confident that the long term path of Virginia is toward inclusion, openness and tolerance for all.”
Youngkin obtained 1,677,436 votes. McAuliffe received 1,610,142 votes.
Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins congratulated Virginia’s newly elected governor Glenn Youngkin.
“Abortion is an issue that motivates voters, and in this race, Glenn Youngkin benefited from the passionate support for life in SFLAction’s home state. As this campaign unfolded, it became clear that the only time Terry McAuliffe really supported parents was when they were aborting their children,” said Hawkins. “This win adds to the momentum we need as we work for a Pro-Life Victory in 2022 at the national level. We are gearing up for a massive mobilization as look to the U.S. House and Senate in the election to come.”
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Yongkin will replace radically pro-abortion Governor Ralph Northam, who became known as Governor Infanticide after he said parents should decide if they want to let newborn babies who survive abortions live or die.
In a state carried by 10 points by pro-abortion Joe Biden just one year ago, pro-life Republican Glenn Youngkin has cruised to an easy victory as Americans of all political stripes are totally dis-enthused with his job performance.
Olivia Turner of the Virginia Society for Human Life says the impact of a pro-life governor can’t be overstated.
“For two years under a radically pro-abortion governor and pro-abortion majority in our General Assembly Virginians watched as pro-life laws, that it took years to pass, were stripped away overnight. The celebrations led by pro-abortion legislators as the laws fell, were disheartening to say the least,” he said. “Protective laws that gave women the vital information they needed about their unborn babies before having an abortion were tossed out by those same legislators who were backed by the abortion industry in Virginia, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL.”
“The pro-abortion majority in the House of Delegates and the Senate dismantled every rational protection that women had from the manipulation and lies of abortionists, including clinic regulations and the requirement that only licensed doctors be allowed to perform abortions. Their new rules even allow deadly chemical abortion drugs to be prescribed by nurse practitioners and sent through the mail,” Turner added.
McAuliffe supported late term abortion, adding a Right to Abortion Amendment to the state constitution, and has bragged that if elected, he would act as a “fire wall” against any prolife law, as he did during his first term of governor. He even held a campaign event at an abortion clinic. And McAuliffe supports funding of abortion.
In stark contrast, Youngkin has repeatedly said he is strongly pro-life and that he supports passing legislation such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. He also opposes funding of abortion.