While restricting and eliminating reproductive rights has emerged as a top priority for Virginia Republicans this legislative session, state Democrats and several local advocacy groups have made protecting and advancing those rights their priority.
Restricting or outright eliminating reproductive rights has emerged as a top priority for Virginia Republicans in 2023’s legislative session.
In a matter of weeks, the winner of the upcoming special election could potentially be voting on Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposal to ban most abortions in Virginia after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Since Morrissey’s views on abortion align more closely with his Republican colleagues than with those of the party he belongs to, his election could mean a potential nationwide abortion ban.
The debate around the issues of abortion access and reproductive rights in the commonwealth is likely closed (for now) as the current legislative session is scheduled to end on March 12.
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