Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Reminds Virginians that Abortion is on the Ballot
Richmond, Va - Today, early voting begins across the Commonwealth of Virginia. As voters head to the polls to cast their votes, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia reminds them that one vote could be the difference between a pro-reproductive rights majority and a majority that would ban abortion. Americans overwhelmingly support protecting access to abortion and we know that anti-abortion extremists are committed to passing laws that would restrict access to reproductive health care.
Statement from Jamie Lockhart, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia:
“Today, voters start heading to the polls in the first General Assembly election since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Since June 2022, we have seen state after state in the south ban abortion. Through it all, Virginia has been a key access point for patients seeking care. If anti-abortion politicians win a trifecta, they will ban abortion in Virginia. We must elect strong majorities in both chambers to stop any abortion ban from getting to Governor Youngkin who would 'happily and gleefully' sign it into law. To be clear, abortion is on the ballot in Virginia. Virginians overwhelmingly agree that decisions about abortion should be left to a patient and their medical provider - not politicians.”
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) is a statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to preserve and broaden access to reproductive health care through legislation, public education, electoral activity and litigation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. PPAV works to ensure that individuals and families have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive decisions.