Since the overturning of Roe v Wade, the national debate on abortion has been widely broadcasted across all channels.
After the Supreme Court’s reversal, Virginia Congressional Candidate Yesli Vega‘s comments on the issue of abortion at a campaign event were leaked by Axios. That audio has put Vega in hot water with some, many in the left-wing media, who believe her staunchly pro-life views should not be permitted.
In the audio, Vega, a candidate for Virginia’s 7th Congressional district, drew on her experience as a former police officer in multiple counties, explaining to an unidentified person at an event that rape very rarely culminates in pregnancy.
“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,” Vega says in the clip.
Vega’s team has now sent Inside NoVa a response to the Congressional hopeful’s critics:
“Liberals are desperate to distract from their failed agenda of record high gas and grocery prices, and skyrocketing crime,” Vega said. “For all the left-wing bloggers and media, as a mother of two children, yes I’m fully aware of how women get pregnant. [Democratic Congresswoman and Vega opponent] Abigail Spanberger and the radical left would rather lie and twist the truth than explain her extreme support for on-demand, taxpayer-funded abortions, even up to the moment of birth.”
Vega is a deputy of the Prince William County Sheriff’s Office, which primarily oversees the administration of the local court system. She previously served in the Prince William County, Alexandria and Manassas Park police departments.
Vega, who was first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2019, is one of its most conservative members.