ICYMI: Winsome Sears Supports a Texas Six Week Abortion Ban in Virginia

In case you missed it, Winsome Sears joined Newsmax last night and explicitly said that, as Lieutenant Governor, she would support a Texas-like six week abortion ban in Virginia — where 79% of the Commonwealth supports the right to choose. In response, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, released the following statement: 

“We don’t need to guess what my opponent’s vigilante intentions are. She’ll come out and tell you! Winsome Sears wants to ban abortion even in cases of rape and incest, and she supports bringing a six-week abortion ban like the one we’re seeing in Texas right here to our Commonwealth. Once again, my opponent has proven that she and her backwards vision for Virginia are far too extreme for our communities.” 

“Virginia’s Senate sits at a 20-20 tie when it comes to choice, and our next Lieutenant Governor will be the last line of defense for Virginians’ reproductive rights. As Lieutenant Governor, I’ll never stop fighting to protect our fundamental rights. Unfortunately, my opponent simply can’t say the same.”