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Almost Summer: Virginia Society for Human Life Pro-life Update!

by | May 28, 2024

By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL)

It seems like we were just celebrating Easter and Passover, but on Monday we honored our deceased military members on Memorial Day.  This week we transition from a busy spring at VSHL to another busy season of pro-life activity in Virginia.

Veto Day in the General Assembly has come and gone and the Governor Youngkin has dealt wisely with the bad bills that came back to his desk. The General Assembly Special Session dealing with the Budget is over, and it’s almost Primary Election Day for federal offices.  Not to mention the work the VSHL team is doing to prepare for multiple events around Virginia.

Upcoming events where you might run into a member of the VSHL team include the Home Educators Association of Virginia (H.E.A.V) conference in Richmond on June 6-8, and the Arlington Diocese Jubilee Festival being held in Warren County Fair Grounds on June 8th.  It you plan on attending either event please look for the VSHL table and come say hello!

Soon you will also receive news about this year’s Camp Joshua. Save the dates for your teens:  August 2, 3, and 4.

The period of early voting is going on right now until the June 18h primary election day. The winners of these races will meet in the general elections this fall.  Please participate in these elections and encourage your friends to do as well.

Sadly, there are no pro-life Democrats running this year for any offices.  All of Virginia’s incumbent Democratic members of Congress are pro-abortion, including Representatives Scott, McClellan, Beyer, and Connelly.  Rep. Wexton and Rep. Spanberger are retiring this year, so those seats are open.

Virginia’s incumbent Republican members of Congress are on record as strong pro-lifers who vote consistently for pro-life goals in Congress.  Virginia’s incumbent pro-life Republicans are Representatives Wittman, Kiggans, Good, Cline, and Griffith.

In those races where there is a Republican primary, the good news is that the majority of those candidates have taken a pro-life position. Only a few have not made their views clear:  in the 7th John Pradhudoss; in the 8th Jerry Torres; in the 10th, Alex Issac.

The same applies to this year’s U.S. Senate race for pro-abortion Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine’s seat.  The Republican candidates are on record stating pro-life attitudes, so voters are encouraged to support the candidate of their preference.

VSHL doesn’t generally endorse in primaries where multiple pro-life candidates are running but will endorse pro-life winners of those races.

Categories: Pro-Lifers