Democrats stand united to fight for a woman’s right to choose
Richmond, VA – Today, Virginia Democrats, Senator Jennifer McClellan, Senator Jennifer Boysko, Leader Don Scott, and Chair Charniele Herring, held a press conference with The Virginia Reproductive Equity Alliance Coalition, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, and other reproductive freedom advocates.
“Politicians should not be involved in someone’s personal medical decisions about a pregnancy. Especially, when some of them don’t understand how pregnancy works,” said Chair Herring, in reference to HJ 519.
“Republicans want to implement an abortion ban, and put a bounty on the head of any doctor who provides, or woman who receives, care. This is not just extreme. This is dangerous,” said House Democratic Leader Scott. “Women across the Commonwealth have been clear: they do not want an abortion ban and it is our duty to protect their freedoms – not dictate how they live their lives.”
HJ 519 is a proposed Constitutional amendment that protects the fundamental right to reproductive freedom. Chair Charniele Herring is the chief patron and Delegate Candi Mundon King is the chief co-patron. Read more here.