Youngkin Campaign Clarifies Position on Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

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Glenn Youngkin, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Carlyle Group, attends a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

A spokeswoman for the campaign of Glenn Youngkin, the Republican nominee to be the next governor of Virginia, clarified the candidate’s position on taxpayer funding of abortion in a statement provided to National Review.

Youngkin was previously asked if he would support the provision of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood — the country’s largest abortion provider — in an interview last week, but a flurry of interruptions helped render his ultimate answer unclear. What Youngkin had said at the time was that he didn’t believe “taxpayer funds should be used to fund abortions” and that it “depends on what the money

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