[1/4/17] Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton family crony, is pledging to veto a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks in order to protect business in his state.
“I can’t sit back and have that sitting out the same time I am traveling the globe recruiting businesses to Virginia,” McAuliffe told the Associated Press. “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.”
A Republican state assemblyman is set to propose a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, which is when fetuses begin to feel pain. A similar law was passed last month in Ohio.
But McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, says that he wants to signal to Virginia’s potential business partners that the “socially divisive” pro-life bill will not become law.