Editor’s note. The following comes from the Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL).
The Virginia Society for Human Life is saddened by the losses yesterday in the statewide races. The three great pro-life leaders–Ed Gillespie, who ran for governor, Jill Vogel, who ran for Lt. Governor, and Attorney General candidate John Adams–ran strong races and were prepared to do all that they could to protect innocent human life from fertilization to natural death.
VSHL is aware that Governor-elect Ralph Northam and returning incumbent Attorney General, Mark Herring are equally committed to expanding the abortion agenda in Virginia. It can be assumed that together with pro-abortion Lt. Governor -elect Justin Fairfax, they will work to dismantle every pro-life law in Virginia. Pro-life Virginians have reason to be worried.
“It’s simple,” said Olivia Gans Turner, President of VSHL. “When Planned Parenthood celebrates, it means more unborn babies are going to die and more mothers will be left in pain for a lifetime. The millions of dollars they poured into this race paid off and innocent lives will suffer as a result.”
Gans Turner added, “VSHL wishes to extend our congratulations to every pro-life candidate that won Tuesday. May you remain steadfast to your commitment to protect innocent human life regardless of the upcoming challenges. Pro-life voters are grateful.”
There were a few very tight races whose outcomes may not be decided for a day or two. VSHL will wait to respond to the final head count in the House of Delegates until they are resolved, hoping that the House will remain held by pro-life Republicans.
The next four years will call upon the deepest commitment of pro-life people in the Commonwealth to defend the protection of unborn children, those living with disabilities and the vulnerable elderly from life threatening activity in Virginia. We must work together to prevent the advancement of new pro-abortion legislation by a pro-abortion governor and a House of Delegates with decidedly more pro-abortionists.