Home Glenn Youngkin Senator Hashmi and Delegate Price Condemn Governor Youngkin’s Veto of Right to...

Senator Hashmi and Delegate Price Condemn Governor Youngkin’s Veto of Right to Contraception Act 

81
4

From State Sen. Ghazala Hashmi and Del. Cia Price:

Senator Hashmi and Delegate Price Condemn Governor Youngkin’s Veto of Right to Contraception Act 

“Governor Youngkin is now on the record agreeing with the extremists in his party – including Donald Trump – who conflate contraception with abortion”

RICHMOND, Va. — Senator Ghazala Hashmi (D-Chesterfield) and Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price (D-Newport News) today issued the following joint statement in response to Governor Youngkin’s veto of their legislation to codify the right to use contraception in Virginia:

“Despite polling show widespread public support for the right to use contraception, despite the 37,000 petitions that were delivered to his office, and despite the clearly-stated threat to the Constitutional right to use contraception from the United States Supreme Court itself, Gov. Glenn Youngkin today made his position crystal clear: he will not protect Virginians’ freedom to use contraceptives, including IUDs and Plan B.

“To every Virginian paying attention, to the media preparing to cover this story, and most importantly, to everyone who relies on contraception for family planning and other critical health care needs: do not believe any more of this right-wing governor’s doublespeak as he continues to play both sides.

“This year, we introduced a simple bill that defined contraception and protected the right to use it. By vetoing our legislation, Governor Youngkin is now on the record agreeing with the extremists in his party – including Donald Trump – who conflate contraception with abortion.

“This is not the end of our fight. We will be back year after year until this bill is signed and the vital health care that Virginians rely on is protected. We do this so that Virginia can continue to be a beacon of freedom and reproductive justice in the South.”

********************************************************


Sign up for the Blue Virginia weekly newsletter

Previous articleSenators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine Cosponsor Legislation to Honor Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA10), Combat Parkinson’s and Related Conditions
Next articleYoungkin Vetoes Last Remaining Gun Safety Bills on His Desk; Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond