Creigh Deeds won the Democratic nomination for Governor of Virginia yesterday. This pits a man with a 100% rating from NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) against pro-life Republican Bob McDonnell. The choice couldn't be clearer as far as unborn children and their mothers are concerned. The Feminist Majority (even their name is a lie) is thrilled.
Deeds doesn't have one word about the life issues on his website. It wasn't an issue in the primary since all three were pro-abort extremists. Let's see whether it becomes a hallmark of his campaign now that he's the Democrat's nominee. I noticed he was endorsed by my old delegate from Alexandria, Toddy Puller. You couldn't find a politician more willing to support killing children than Toddy. She continues that legacy today in the state senate.
Bob McDonnell, on the other hand, was clear and vocal on his pro-life position throughout his campaign. And he has the pro-life history to back it up.
Here's what's on his website:
"Bob McDonnell is pro-life. As Attorney General, Bob supported numerous bills to protect the unborn and defended the Commonwealth’s ban on late-term partial birth abortion.
"As a legislator, Bob McDonnell helped lead the effort to ban late-term partial birth abortion (House Bills 2513 & 1541, 2003), fought to successfully enact parental notification and informed consent (Chief Patron, House Bill 1110, 1992; HB 2570, 2001), and encourage adoption.
"Bob McDonnell believes marriage is the union between one man and one woman. As a legislator, Bob McDonnell was chief sponsor and author of a constitutional amendment protecting traditional marriage (Chief Patron, HJ 187, 2004). As Attorney General, Bob supported Virginia’s marriage amendment and wrote an official opinion explaining that it would not affect the current legal rights of unmarried persons."
If you're pro-life, wherever you live, support Bob McDonnell. There are only two governor's races this year and Virginia will definitely be a referendum on the policies of Barack Obama and the liberal democrats. If the Republican ticket in Virginia wins, it will send a message to Washington that honest government isn't dead yet.