Kirk Cox is 100% pro-life and under his leadership the House of Delegates was on the frontline of the national effort to protect innocent life and defend the unborn. In 2019 Democrats introduced an extreme measure that would make late-term abortion legal up to the minute of birth for almost any reason. Thankfully, the Republican majority defeated this outrageous legislation. In addition, Kirk has consistently voted to defund Planned Parenthood and prevent taxpayer funding for abortions.
In 2019, after New York passed and Virginia Democrats proposed legislation to make abortion legal up until the moment of birth, Kirk did something no one had ever seen before. As Speaker, he temporarily gave up the gavel, took the floor of the House of Delegates, and gave a speech about protecting innocent life.