McAuliffe: “I will be a brick wall” against any kind of restrictions on abortion
posted at 5:38 pm on October 16, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Lovely. Virginia, are you ready for the Kermit Gosnell treatment?
Woman #1: “So as governor, would you oppose any restrictions on my right to an abortion at any time?”
Woman #1: “No, Yes?”
McAuliffe: “I would support stopping any restrictions.”
And then to remove any doubt, he told another woman that as governor he would be a “brick wall” against even the most common ground limitations on abortion.
Woman #2: “Also, if any anti-choice Republicans were to introduce legislation preventing me from getting an abortion after 20 weeks would you oppose it?”
McAuliffe: “So you have a Constitutional right. This has been determined in our nation. It is a Constitutional right. It is. What I said here is that I will be a brick wall to stop any erosion of any Constitutional right that any woman has in Virginia. I will be a brick wall.”
Actually, I’m surprised that McAuliffe would go all in here. Ken Cuccinelli has a strong pro-life position, which means that McAuliffe could offer the “safe, legal, and rare” dodge that his friend Bill Clinton used to sound moderate on the issue. Instead, here’s McAuliffe going the full Gosnell. I doubt it will change much, but Cuccinelli can at least pick up on this and make it into an issue.
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