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Video: HD82 Dem Nominee Kimberly Pope Adams Says “Black women die giving birth…So we have to make sure that this healthcare is accessible, affordable and remains legal.”

Adams: "Let me tell you...if Republicans get the trifecta, they are going to roll back all the progress that we've made"

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Great job by Democratic House of Delegates District 82 (Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry; swing district) nominee Kimberly Pope Adams last night, speaking with Roland Martin at a “Our Voices, Our Vote” Town Hall in Petersburg — about voting rights, reproductive freedom, etc. Check out the video below, including the following highlights:

  • Roland Martin to Kimberly Pope Adams: “You’re running against a MAGA Republican  in Kim Taylor. And probably one thing that should offend ANYBODY in this city…whether you’re Republican or Democratic, is her supporting the rolling back of voting rights, which…I think is one of the dumbest things in the world; all those people running around…praising our military, saying oh they’re fighting for our freedoms, but one of the things they do here is try to cut access to the ballot, cutting back early voting…”
  • Kimberly Pope Adams: “And let me remind people, the reason we have 45 days of early voting is because Democrats had the trifecta in 2020 and 2021…And to be honest, it’s so hypocritical of them, because our governor, Glenn Youngkin, he comes out in that chartered bus and red vest and makes it seem as though early voting was something that he came up with, and encouraging his supporters to vote early. But let me tell you…we know what they’re up to and we know if we don’t regain the House and keep the Senate, if Republicans get the trifecta, they are going to roll back all the progress that we’ve made…”
  • Kimberly Pope Adams: “Let me tell you, for whatever reason, Republicans try to make it seem as though the only topic is an elective abortion. Let me tell you something, I had a miscarriage…at 12 weeks. And I know that when I was at my doctor’s office, the options that were given to me, once we knew there was no longer a heartbeat, those options would go away, those medical procedures would go away if we were to have an abortion ban. So this isn’t just about an elective abortion, it can be a matter of life and death. If I had to carry that unviable fetus for who knows how long – there could have been infection or sepsis, who knows what could have happened… It’s so disingenuous for them to make it seem as though, oh, we’re for protecting life. Listen – my life matters; I don’t want to die giving childbirth. And let me tell you something, for Black women, that’s a reality – Black women die giving birth…So we have to make sure that this healthcare is accessible, affordable and remains legal.”

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