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Thousands Descend to Richmond for First Virginia March for Life

Gabriella Hoffman
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Earlier today, approximately 6,500 pro-lifers gathered in Virginia’s state capital— Richmond—to rally for the right-to-life. This was the first event of its kind here in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Below is an aerial shot of the crowd:

Here’s more from Richmond Times-Dispatch on the event:

The Virginia March for Life was the first of its kind, according to its organizers: the Family Foundation, the Virginia Catholic Conference and the Virginia Society for Human Life.

“We need you all to commit to this year-round,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of the national March for Life.

A few dozen lawmakers — members of the House and Senate Republican caucuses — made an appearance before the crowd, drawing loud thank yous from demonstrators.

“There’s not a more important issue that I’ve deal with in my career in the legislature than life,” House Speaker Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, told the crowd in brief remarks.

To loud cheers, Sen. Steve Newman, R-Lynchburg, told attendees that Republicans in the legislature would reject on Wednesday a Northam amendment to the state budget that would broaden the use of state funds for abortion procedures.

“A child that is unborn is off limits to the governor and everyone else,” Newman said. “I hope this becomes an annual event.”

This event was organized in response to pro-infanticide comments Governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) made back in February.

Here’s a reminder of his abhorrent comments on video:

This led to the revelation that Northam wore blackface or a KKK hood in his medical school yearbook. He first admitted to being in the picture, but later denied it. Then during this embarrassing press conference after the news broke, he admitted to wearing blackface at one point in medical school during a trip to San Antonio, TX. All during Black History Month.

Good lord. It’s been a mess here in Virginia.

Like Northam, LG Justin Fairfax and AG Mark Herring—who are also caught up in their own scandals— have been reluctant to resign from their positions. They understand that if they do, they’d be relinquishing control to Republicans under the line of succession, as House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R) would assume the governorship if all three were to resign. Sadly, that won’t be coming anytime soon or at all.

What happened to playing by the rules they established? Hypocrites.

If Republicans play their cards right, this event could signal a pro-life tide for the upcoming state legislature elections in November. The Resurgent will continue to monitor the situation in Virginia and the fallout from Governor Northam’s comments.


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