Joe May says he’s pro-life. Before you take his word for it, let’s look at his votes on two bills.
The first vote, back in 2003, was on HB 1406 – a bill to allow the issuance of “Choose Life” license plates, and give some of the revenue from these plates to non-profits that provided assistance to crisis pregnancy centers. Sounds great, right? Not to Joe May –he voted against that bill. Fortunately, the bill passed without Joe’s help.
Fast-forward to 2010. HB 1108 is introduced – a bill to allow the issuance of a license plate that says “Trust Women/Respect Choice,” and would have originally channeled funds to Planned Parenthood (later amended to the Virginia Pregnant Women Support Fund). Where did May stand on this bill, which was defeated by unified Republicans in the Senate? He voted to pass it twice – in committee and on the House floor, here and here.
What has been the result of the passage of bill that allowed Virginians to choose a “Choose Life” license plate? The bill that Joe voted against? How has that bill helped pregnant women across the Commonwealth?
As of 3/31/2013:
5,046 Choose Life plates on Virginia roads
$215,945 earned for pregnancy centers
12,701 times Choose Life VA plates sold or renewed
More on the impact of Choose Life plates, here. It’s been a very successful program to help mothers and babies across the state, a program that Joe May voted AGAINST. When given a chance to choose life, and to help mothers and infants, Joe May voted NO.
Barbara Dodge, former President of Choose Life Virginia, said this about Joe May,
“A Pro-Life conservative should actively work for the total protection of the unborn. In contrast, a legislator, such as Del. Joe May, who voted against “Choose Life” license plates, against HB 462 (informed consent with ultrasound), against Personhood, and earned a 75% NARAL approval rating, is not pro-Life.”
Republicans in the 33rd District deserve a delegate that consistently fights to defend the right to life of the unborn. Joe May is not that person. Dave LaRock is that person, a solid, pro life, conservative who will always support the Right to Life. Please remember to vote on June 11th for the Pro Life candidate, Dave LaRock!