Candidate for Virginia Governor
I would like to see abortion be banned...— Ed Gillespie
Sixty-seven percent of Virginians support the idea of legislation to protect a woman’s right to choose access to safe, legal abortion care. But Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, stands against them.
For years, Gillespie dodged questions about Roe v. Wade, keeping his true feelings regarding the landmark decision in the dark. In 2006, as Chair of the Republican Party of Virginia, he was asked about Roe and he replied that he was not “qualified” to answer. A few years later, as a candidate for U.S. Senate, Gillespie said that it was “a Supreme Court decision” and therefore not in his lane to comment on.
It took years, but as Gillespie ramps up his bid for governor, he is clearer than ever on his position: He wants to ban abortion. Virginians can stop Gillespie by voting to elect women’s health champions in November.
Ed Gillespie on the Issues
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The Bottom Line: Gillespie would be devastating for Virginia women
“I am pro-life...”
Gillespie says he’s “pro-life,” but we all know what that’s code for. If Gillespie had it his way, he would block access to safe, legal abortion and prevent women from getting the care they need.
In fact, he’s so against women’s health that he won’t even publicly state how he stands on Planned Parenthood.
More than 23,000 Virginians visited Planned Parenthood health centers in 2015, and nearly 70 percent of those patients came to get contraception.
Ed Gillespie needs to tell Virginians where he stands. His ideas are too dangerous for the governor’s mansion.
VOTE in November to elect a women’s health champion for governor!