Republican candidate for Virginia Representative, Yesli Vega, made shocking statements at a campaign event minimizing the possibility of pregnancy by rape. Vega is quoted saying "The left will say, 'Well what about in cases of rape or incest?' I'm a law enforcement officer. I became a police officer in 2011. I've worked one case where as a result of a rape, the young woman became pregnant."
Yesli Vega is using her history in law enforcement to corroborate one of the most harmful anti-choice talking points in the book. It's beyond reprehensible.
The candidate cited no sources behind her claim but babbled "there's so much going on in the body. I don't know. I haven't, you know, seen any studies… Because it's not something that's happening organically. You're forcing it. The individual, the male, is doing it as quickly — it's not like, you know — and so I can see why there is truth to that. It's unfortunate."
This is deeply offensive nonsense and this is not the type of person we need making decisions in our country.
Add your name to demand Virginia reject Yesli Vega's candidacy!