Republicans test-drive post-Roe push for abortion limits in Virginia elections
Virginia’s legislative elections on Tuesday will test Republicans’ post-Roe push for abortion limits.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Republicans running for seats in the state’s newly drawn legislative districts have rallied around a 15-week abortion ban to challenge Democrats’ charge that they want to outlaw the procedure altogether.
“This year’s elections in Virginia are particularly important because it is the first opportunity to see whether Republicans have an effective message with the 15-week abortion ban proposal,” said Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary...