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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2022
Contact: Mallory Carroll, mcarroll@sbalist.org

Stark Contrast from Pro-Abortion Northam Admin Reflects Growing Nationwide Momentum for Life

Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today celebrated the pro-life leadership of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, Attorney General Jason Miyares, and Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears during their first days in office.

Youngkin has appointed Angela Sailor Chief Diversity, Opportunity & Inclusion Officer of the Commonwealth. Among the responsibilities of the office, she is tasked with working to eliminate disparities in prenatal care and being “an ambassador for unborn children.” 

On Friday, as the annual March for Life took place in Washington, D.C., Youngkin, Miyares, and Earle-Sears tweeted messages of support for the pro-life movement. 

Also on Friday, Miyares filed a motion urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limit and return the right to set abortion policy to the people of each state and their elected representatives. The motion reverses the pro-abortion Northam administration’s stance in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case in which the Court will address the constitutionality of pre-viability limits on abortion.

SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised the administration, saying: 

“We thank Governor Youngkin, Attorney General Miyares, and Lt. Governor Earle-Sears for leading the charge to defend unborn children and their mothers, in stark contrast to the previous administration,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The recent election made clear that Virginians want change – the status quo of painful late-term abortions on demand up to birth, and even infanticide, espoused by the Democratic Party is far too extreme. Now the most diverse administration in Virginia history stands united in the principled defense of life, mirroring the overwhelming majority of Americans of every race, creed and walk of life who want significant limits on abortion. The people deserve to have their voices heard and their consensus reflected in the law.”

In the 2021 election, SBA List’s partner, Women Speak Out Virginia – 2021, launched a $1.4 million campaign to defeat McAuliffe and support Youngkin, along with key pro-life candidates in House delegate races. The independent expenditure campaign included hard-hitting digital ads and voter contact mail to persuadable as well as pro-life voters who don’t consistently vote.

Governor Youngkin has outlined his pro-life policy commitments, which include advocating legislation to limit late-term abortions when unborn children can feel pain and working to stop taxpayer-funded abortions. 

SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders. 

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