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Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe attacked his Republican rival Glenn Youngkin on the topic of abortion, claiming that Republicans would defy Planned Parenthood and a law similar to Texas’s landmark law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. Will make

“Glenn Youngkin was caught on tape saying that when he is governor he will commit a crime to protect Planned Parenthood and ban abortions,” McAuliffe announced Thursday at a campaign event with Vice President Kamala Harris. “He wants to bring Texas-style laws here to the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

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“Every woman, listen to me, you have to get out and vote, because if Glenn Youngkin is elected, abortion will stop!” McAuliffe argued. “And as I was before, I will be a brick wall defending women’s rights here in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

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However, Youngkin has not taken this stance on abortion.

In first debate Along with McAuliffe in September, Youngkin said he would not sign the Texas abortion bill.

“I will not sign the Texas bill today,” Youngkin said. “As I’ve said through this entire campaign, I’m pro-life. I believe in exceptions for rape and incest and when the mother’s life is in danger. But the Texas bill is also impractical and confusing. . . . What I have said is that I believe a pain threshold bill would be appropriate.”

Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin addresses a crowd in Burke, Virginia.

Youngkin’s campaign has opposed taxpayer funding for abortions and comments from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam about not taking care of unwanted children who survive abortions. he suggested He would sign a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, when a baby can feel pain but hasn’t taken the kind of tough stance that McAuliffe suggested.

including pro-life organizations and leaders Susan B. Anthony List, National Right to Life, Family Research Council Action, Virginia Society for Human Life PAC, and Penny Nance have supported Youngkin..

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At a June meeting in Loudoun County, a questioner asked Youngkin whether he would defy Planned Parenthood or “take it to the abortionists.”

Youngkin replied, “I’m going to be really honest with you. The short answer is, in this campaign I can’t. When I’m governor and I have a majority in the House, we can start committing crimes. But As a campaign theme, sadly won’t really win my free votes that I have to get.”

President Biden is seen with former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe, who is seeking a return to the Virginia governor's office, which he held in 2014-2018.

It fell far short of Planned Parenthood or a pledge to repeal abortion, yet McAuliffe has repeatedly claimed that it was exactly that.

in September, The Washington Post Fact Checker McAuliffe for his claims that Youngkin would ban abortion.

The Post’s Glenn Kessler wrote, “McAuliffe Youngkin’s secretly recorded comments are nothing to be said by Youngkin – and it’s especially a stretch to claim that she has repeatedly stated that she had an abortion in Virginia.” will ban.”