Richmond – Virginia Republicans have doubled down on their long history of opposing reproductive rights. In 2012 they tried to force women to undergo invasive transvaginal ultrasounds. They implemented TRAP laws designed to restrict access to abortion. And this year, they have spread lies about a Democratic bill intended to undo these restrictions.
None of these attacks on women’s reproductive rights is backed up by medical science.
On Wednesday, PolitiFact gave Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg’s GOP opponent, GayDonna Vandergriff, a “False” rating for her claim that a Democratic bill would have “allowed abortion until the moment of birth.”
According to PolitiFact, the bill “would not have created an unconditioned right to a third-trimester abortion, as Vandergriff suggests…We rate Vandergriff’s statement False.”
Vandergriff is not the only House Republican candidate to perpetuate this lie–it is unfortunately a common and disingenuous attack by Virginia Republicans across the board this year, and every one of them deserves a “False” rating.