Suhas Doubles Down On Abortion Rights As GOP Wants Him Banned From Places Of Worship
India-West Staff Reporter
ASHBURN, VA – The Loudoun County Republican Committee here recently called for congressional candidate Suhas Subramanyam to be “denied access” to houses of worship in Northern Virginia due to his commitment to defending reproductive rights.
Swiftly and angrily, the candidate responded, “Millions of Virginians of every political and religious background support a woman’s right to choose, and I’m proud to have championed reproductive rights for years in the General Assembly. To suggest that I or any other pro-choice Virginian should be banned from practicing our faith is outrageous and contrary to the values of our commonwealth and our country.”
The first Indian American, South Asian, and Hindu ever elected to the General Assembly of VA, doubled down on his beliefs saying, “I will continue to proudly practice my faith and celebrate the diverse religious traditions in Virginia’s 10th District, and I will not back down from my commitment to defending every woman’s reproductive right from the right-wing extremists who are relentlessly pursuing a nationwide abortion ban.”
The Loudoun County Republican Committee posted its statement on Facebook and was in response to Subramanyam’s call for mifepristone access to be protected, “as right-wing MAGA activists once again take their push to ban abortion nationwide to the Supreme Court.”
Subramanyam, a two-term state delegate won his first election to the VA state senate in November but on Nov. 16 announced his candidacy for the 10th Congressional District, to succeed Rep. Jennifer Wexton, who is retiring.