“I would like to see abortion be banned...”
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.
He would restore the Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers — also known as TRAP laws — on abortion clinics.
He advocated to block access to no-copay birth control.
The Bottom Line: Gillespie would be devastating for Virginia women
Virginians can stop Gillespie by voting to elect Dr. Ralph Northam - a women’s health champion - in November.