RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) — Governor Glenn Youngkin was asked Monday where he stands on abortion restriction measures in the Commonwealth.
The governor said he's been clear on this topic since he first ran for the job.
He's pro-life and said that the people of Virginia voted for him because of that.
Current Virginia law allows abortions up to 26 weeks without restriction, according to Planned Parenthood.
There are exceptions, for the health of the mother, allowed past that.
Youngkin agreed on exceptions for the extremely rare instances of rape or incest, and when the health of the mother is at risk.
In order to make any changes in the state's law, Republicans and Democrats will need to agree.
"I think we can come together around a 15-week bill," Youngkin said. "And that's what I have been very clear about. I think we should continue to work on that."
Youngkin said he wanted to get this done during this legislative session but multiple bills limiting abortions failed to reach his desk.
He said that a substantial number of Virginians, Republicans, Democrats, men, and women alike, have been clear that they would support the protection of life at 15 weeks.
Despite that claim, Democrats have continued to block attempts by Republicans to pass life protections, which makes this November's elections all the more important in determining how things will go in Richmond come January 2024.