House Democrats are committed to protecting a woman’s fundamental right
RICHMOND, VA – Yesterday, in his latest attack against the rights of hardworking Virginians, Governor Youngkin once again pledged to ban abortion if Republicans hold the House. The Governor’s comments come just a few months after he announced plans for an extreme abortion ban in his State of the Commonwealth address. His supporters followed his lead and tried to roll back access to reproductive health care to further endanger women. It’s never been clearer than it is this week that extremist Republican leadership stands against women’s rights and women’s health.
“MAGA extremists will try any and every tactic to strip away our basic civil rights, and they will not stop at healthcare,” said Leader Don Scott. “Republicans in Virginia continue to show us who they are. Virginians are clear: they do not want an abortion ban. It is our job to listen to our constituents, not dictate how they live their lives.”
“It’s never been clearer how much is at stake this November. Reproductive healthcare is on the ballot,” said Chair Charniele Herring. “I applaud anyone who stands up against Republican extremism and works to protect access to reproductive healthcare in Virginia. Throughout my time in the General Assembly, I have been fighting to protect access to reproductive healthcare and I am committed to continuing to protect a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions.”
Virginia has become a safe haven for abortion access in the wake of bans across the country, and we must protect it. Virginia House Democrats are committed to this fight and will continue to fight for a woman’s right to make decisions over her own body.