RICHMOND, VA – On newly uncovered audio, John Stirrup, the Republican Candidate for Virginia House District 21 admitted to supporting a 100% ban on abortion. In the audio, Stirrup is making it clear: the GOPs true plan is to ban abortion access in the Commonwealth. HD21 is one of the most competitive districts this cycle and whoever holds the seat on November 7th could be the deciding vote on abortion in the next legislative session.
The extreme MAGA Republicans are coming for the fundamental rights and freedoms of hardworking Virginians and we must elect a Democratic majority in November to stop them.
“They’re saying the quiet part out loud,” said House Democratic Leader Don Scott. We know that if the extremist John Stirrup and the rest of the MAGA Virginia Republicans take the majority in the House of Delegates, they will absolutely ban access to abortion in the Commonwealth. The GOP continues to show us who they are and we cannot allow them full control. Women’s lives are at stake.”
Josh Thomas, the Democratic candidate for House District 21 and a former Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, said, “When I’m out meeting folks in the 21st and I ask what issues matter the most to them, one of the things I hear over and over again is concern for protecting reproductive rights. It’s incredibly disappointing to hear my opponent’s blatant disregard for the rights and freedoms of women in Prince William County and across Virginia. We know that whoever represents the 21st House District in Richmond this January could be the deciding vote on abortion access in Virginia. The people of this district deserve a legislator who believes that medical decisions should be between a woman and her medical provider, not politicians, as my opponent would have it.”