Virginia Republicans Will End Abortion Rights

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to allow Texas’ six-week abortion ban to go into effect in Texas, effectively overturning Roe v. Wade in the state, has opened the floodgates for the Republican assault on reproductive rights, and Virginia Republicans have been very clear about where they stand. Abortion rights are on the ballot in the November election for control of the Virginia House of Delegates. But you don’t need to take it from us — Republicans have said it themselves: if they gain a majority in the House of Delegates, they’ll ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood. GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin himself said, “When I’m governor and I have a majority in the House we can start going on offense” to attack abortion rights. Up and down the ballot in Virginia, GOP candidates have committed to anti-choice policies if elected. 

“Virginia Republicans have been incredibly clear about their agenda: they are going to ban abortion if they get control of the House of Delegates,” said DLCC executive director Heather Williams. “Holding the Democratic majority in Virginia is critical to protecting abortion access in the commonwealth. Republicans want to drag Virginia backward and we cannot let them.” 

Here is a round-up of just a few of the Republican legislative candidates in Virginia and their position on Virginians’ right to choose:

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