STATEMENT OF FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB McDONNELL, WHO SECURED THE APPEAL TO THE FULL UNITED STATES 4TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS 

I am pleased that the full U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Virginia's Partial-Birth Infanticide Ban. Virginia's ban was passed by the General Assembly with bipartisan support. The law reflects the will of the people of the Commonwealth and is substantially similar to the federal ban on the procedure which was ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. I congratulate Attorney General Bill Mims for his successful handling of this appeal.