In case you missed it, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss what’s at stake for Virginia this November 2. There’s only one candidate in the race for Lieutenant Governor with the lived experience and leadership capabilities to move Virginia forward, and Delegate Hala Ayala is ready to hit the ground running on day one.
After explicitly stating that she supports bringing a Texas-like six-week abortion ban to Virginia, Winsome Sears is now admitting that her views are too extreme for the Commonwealth. According to the Sears campaign, Winsome’s radical policies on banning abortion “could never have the votes to pass” — an accurate assessment considering 79% of Virginians support protecting access to abortion.
“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.”
“The Supreme Court’s shameful refusal to step in on behalf of Roe v. Wade, the law of the land, is further proof that protecting the right to choose will come down to our state legislatures. Here in Virginia, the state Senate is at a 20-20 tie on the issue of choice, meaning the next Lieutenant Governor will be the last line of defense for Virginians’ reproductive rights. As Lieutenant Governor, I will always protect our fundamental rights, which includes the right to make decisions about our own bodies."
In case you missed it, with a 20-20 tie in the Virginia Senate when it comes to choice and Republicans’ unprecedented attacks against Roe v. Wade, the decision to protect abortion and access to reproductive health care could come down to Virginia’s next Lieutenant Governor.