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Planned Parenthood now wants to enshrine abortion in Virginia’s Constitution.

And they have found some unlikely pro-abortion allies.

Because Glenn Youngkin rolled out the red carpet for abortionists and the VA GOP decided to make peace with 94% of abortions.

Planned Parenthood, fresh off the 2023 Virginia elections, is already pushing the idea of a Constitutional amendment to enshrine abortion-on-demand into the Virginia Constitution.

On the ballot in 2026

According to the Virginia Mercury, “At a post-election news conference last week, abortion rights advocates said they want the new Democratic majorities to begin the multi-year process of amending Virginia’s constitution to protect abortion access.” 

The push by pro-abortion radicals comes after GOP Governor Glenn Youngkin and the Republicans completely bungled the issue and not only failed to gain control of the State Senate but also lost control of the State House.

“Our victory on Tuesday allows us to work with these majorities to advance a constitutional amendment that will be on Virginia’s ballot in 2026 when we keep an abortion-rights majority in 2025,” said Jamie Lockhart, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia.

Under Virginia law, constitutional amendments move forward if the General Assembly approves the legislation in two sessions with an election in between. 

That means if the Democrat controlled Senate and House of Delegates pass the legislation in the 2024 or 2025 sessions, followed by the 2025 House of Delegates elections and they pass the bill again in 2026 – the constitutional amendment will be on the ballot in November of 2026.

The State Senate will not be up for election again until 2027 so Democrats will still have control through the 2026 elections.

Thanks a lot Glenn Youngkin

What is most concerning about Planned Parenthood’s move is that this entire push was made possible by Governor Glenn Youngkin and the Republicans who decided to take a pro-abortion stance in the 2023 elections.

Their call for a “reasonable” 15-week ban, with multiple exceptions, backfired completely as pro-life voters were unmotivated by a campaign slogan of “only kill 94% of babies”.

Meanwhile the radical Democrats and pro-abortion zealots used it to claim Youngkin was trying to do something pro-life.

The results were a disaster for the GOP and for the pro-life movement in the Old Dominion.

Conversely, in the tough races where Republican candidates took a solid pro-life stance, the GOP was victorious.

It is very clear that had Youngkin and the GOP been pro-life leading up to election day they would have fared far better.

And most experts believe they would have kept the House and possibly taken control of the Senate with a solid pro-life majority.

Instead, Virginians now find themselves in a position of having to fight off aggressive pro-abortion moves to expand abortion on demand.

As one Virginia Republican activist put it, “Gee thanks Glenn Youngkin, you just proved why Republicans are known as the stupid party.”

Hopefully national Republicans will learn a lesson from Youngkin’s failures as we head into the 2024 elections.

There is some good news in Youngkin’s disaster —  any talk of him running for President has disappeared.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.