These are excerpts from the Sept. 13 debate sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.
Jerry W. Kilgore (R) "I'm a pro-life candidate running for governor. . . . I don't try to be all things to all people. I support a culture of life. As attorney general, I've worked to bring reasonable safeguards to this arena, supporting parental involvement for minors, making sure parents are there with their minor daughters every step of the way, working for parental consent and a 24-hour waiting period.
I've also worked to ban the partial-birth abortion . . . and if states are given more authority by the United States Supreme Court, we would work within those parameters supporting a culture of life."
Timothy M. Kaine (D) "Jerry, let's talk about trust. You have repeatedly given speeches in which you've said that you look for the day when Roe v. Wade is overturned and that abortion would be outlawed in this country and that women and doctors who would seek abortions would therefore be criminals. You've said that repeatedly, and today you try to back away from the position. In fact, Jerry's position has been this: that even in the event of rape or incest, someone couldn't go and end the pregnancy and terminate it by abortion unless they had complained to the legal authorities within seven days."