Recent events in Virginia are a stark reminder of our nation’s history and culture of racism and sexual violence. It cuts across every industry, every political party, and every sector of our society. The intersection of racism and sexual violence mean that women of color, especially Black women, are most deeply impacted — often ignored by a society that has for far too long turned a blind eye to their pain and experiences.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia called for the governor and lieutenant governor to resign. It is time for Virginia, and for our country, to confront our long history of white supremacy and sexual violence head on, and to no longer turn a blind eye to the harm they cause.
Our work is not built on partisan politics or elected officials. The fight to expand access to healthcare happens on all fronts. We will continue to advocate for safe and legal abortion, quality and affordable health care, and communities where every one of us can live happy, healthy lives.
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