Tell Virginia lawmakers: No abortion bans. Not now. Not ever.

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When Roe v. Wade was overturned last summer, the country witnessed state after state enact restrictions and bans on abortion. And while abortion remains legal in Virginia, efforts we once watched from afar are now in play at home as lawmakers consider a total abortion ban and a 15-week abortion ban. Tasked by Governor Youngkin, anti-abortion lawmakers have introduced Senate Bill 1385 and House Bill 2278 banning abortion at 15 weeks.

Let's be clear: NO abortion ban is acceptable. Not now. Not ever. The choice of if, when, and how to have a child is personal and should be made by people who can get pregnant and their doctor – not politicians. Virginians have been making reproductive decisions for themselves for over 50 years – we trust them to continue doing so.

Tell your representative you will never support an abortion ban in Virginia.

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Despite overwhelming support from Virginians to keep abortion legal in our Commonwealth, anti-abortion members of the General Assembly introduced Senate Bill 1385 and House Bill 2278, both 15-week abortion bans, this legislative session. Without the federal protection of Roe v. Wade, Virginians' reproductive rights are at the whim of you and your fellow lawmakers. I urge you to oppose these bills and consider leaving the choice of if, when, and how to have a child in the hands of people who can become pregnant – not politicians.

HB2279 and SB1385 not only take away a person's decision to control what happens to their bodies but negatively impact our right to privacy and the ability to determine our lives. Abortion bans are never reasonable because they do not consider the deeply personal reasons and individual circumstances of someone who wants an abortion. Bans not only make assumptions about who is "deserving" of abortion care but unnecessarily place barriers and restrictions on a decision that is already guided by medical experts and lived experience.

The right to abortion is not just the right to a medical procedure – it is the right to determine one's life, free from governmental interference. The right to an abortion is the right to protect one's health, to put one's family first, and to own one's body and decide what happens to it. Forcing pregnancy upon people is wrong and puts the lives of women and people who can become pregnant in peril.

I believe in a Virginia that trusts people to make decisions for themselves about what is best for their bodies, lives, and futures – just as it has for the past 50 years. I urge you to use your vote to honor the wishes of the Virginians you were elected to serve and say no to an abortion ban in the Commonwealth.


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