By Dave Andrusko
Next Tuesday our adopted home state of Virginia will elect a new governor. If I needed to be reminded, outgoing pro-abortion Gov. Terry McAuliffe sent out a fundraiser today for his pro-abortion Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam who is in a highly competitive race against NRLC-endorsed Ed Gillespie to be McAuliffe’s successor.
For those who don’t know, McAuliffe is a Hillary Clinton BFF. He has been a dedicated foe of pro-lifers in the Commonwealth during his four years in office. But we knew where he stood from his background, from what he said during the 2013 campaign, and from the bevy of pro-abortion organizations who promoted his candidacy.
Symbolic of his extremism and hard-heartedness, in January he vowed to veto the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, should it reach his desk. Why? It would be “damaging to business.”
It is entirely fair to say, if you like Terry McAuliffe you will adore Ralph Northam. There are stories out today about how Northam is trying to finesse his position on other highly controversial issues and getting a lot of blowback.
But not on abortion.
Northam believes in abortion on demand, paid for with tax dollars. That’s why the Virginia affiliate of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, endorsed Northam and pledged to spend $3 million supporting Northam, whose record as a member of the state Assembly was solidly pro-abortion.
As NRL Political Director Karen Cross explained, Northam’s abortion on demand position means he supports “abortion for any reason anytime during the pregnancy. This means he supports deliberately taking the life of an unborn baby’s life for any reason at all – even late in pregnancy when the baby can feel excruciating pain during abortion.”
And proving just how much he resembles Gov. McAuliffe, just last December, Virginia Society for Human Life President Olivia Gans Turner told us, “Do you know how pro-abortion Virginia’s Lt. Governor Ralph Northam is? Well, he just made public comments opposing HB-1473, the latest version of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which was just signed in to law in Ohio!”
I went to Google and typed in “Terry McAuliffe abortion.” There were 245,000 responses. Some typical newspaper headlines
- McAuliffe vetoes bill that would defund Planned Parenthood
- Terry McAuliffe opposes banning late-term abortion as bad for business
- McAuliffe vows to veto anti-abortion bills
- Virginia Becomes First State to Jettison Abortion Clinic Restrictions
[Thanks to McAuliffe appointments to the Virginia Board of Health]
- Planned Parenthood Honors Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe With Award
You get the picture. McAuliffe, who, like Northam, was the recipient of piles of money from pro-abortions organizations when he ran for governor, is a model for what the citizens of Virginia can expect if Ralph Northam is the next governor.
Be sure to vote next Tuesday.