Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Sunday he’ll push for a 15-week abortion ban now that the Supreme Court overturned the case legalizing abortion across the country.
In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” he hailed the opportunity to “get a 15-week “pain threshold” bill done in Virginia for the first time.”
“Think about it, this was a state … that just 18 months ago was talking about enabling abortion all the way up through and including birth,” he said. “And now we're able to talk about a 15-week pain threshold bill where a baby feels pain. This is a remarkable moment for us. And it's an opportunity, I'm not going to let go.”
Youngkin declared he is a “pro-life governor.”
“This in Virginia is a debate that we are going to run to the Supreme Court's decision,” he said. “I agree with that this is a decision for states to make by elected officials, by the citizens of Virginia, and that's why, right out of the box, I called for a 15-week pain threshold bill to be formed and crafted by a bipartisan group of legislators.”
“I think this is what it's all about… this is a moment for our country to have a discussion around this and each state will decide something different,” he added. “And I think that's the real value of the Supreme Court's decision.”
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