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Franklin Graham Criticizes VA Gov. for Saying He Will Veto 20-Week Abortion Ban

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Jan 09
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The Rev. Franklin Graham condemned Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s vow to veto a bill banning abortions after 20-weeks.

After Virginia legislators proposed the 20-week abortion ban bill, McAuliffe responded by saying, "I can't sit back and have that sitting out the same time I am traveling the globe recruiting businesses to Virginia. If there's something that would be damaging toward business, and to our image around the country and the globe, I'll veto it, you bet I will."

On Facebook, Graham called McAuliffe out for caring more about money and reputation than about the lives of babies.

“Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he will veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy because he says such a ‘socially divisive’ proposal hurts the state’s image. Wow. When we are worried more about our state image and making money than about protecting the lives of babies in their mothers’ wombs, it’s obvious we have a big problem. Do some people really not understand what abortion is?” Graham wrote, as quoted by LifeNews.com.

Many in the pro-life movement have been emboldened after the election of Donald Trump who has said he will work to defund Planned Parenthood and to implement a late-term abortion ban.

Other states such as Ohio have also recently passed a 20-week abortion ban bill. 


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Publication date: January 9, 2017