For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Virginia — Yesterday, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) reiterated his support for a 15-week abortion ban in his State of the Commonwealth address. Republicans in the state recently introduced such a ban on the first day of the General Assembly session.
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju released the following statement in response:
“Gov. Youngkin should be ashamed of himself. His abortion ban would harm millions of Virginians who would no longer be free to make decisions about their lives and families. It’s clear that Gov. Youngkin and his administration have no regard for the values and well-being of Virginians—the vast majority of whom do not want their freedom taken away. Voters are just as angry today as they were in November. Youngkin would do well to remember that. ”
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.