Press Release National
Reproductive Freedom for All Celebrates as Democrats Win Both Chambers of the Virginia General Assembly
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Virginians voted in a reproductive freedom majority in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly, electing Reproductive Freedom for All-endorsed candidates up and down the ballot. These critical victories serve as a clear rejection of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s anti-abortion agenda.
Reproductive Freedom for All President and CEO Mini Timmaraju released the following statement:
“The GOP lied at every turn: They called their plan to ban abortion in Virginia a plan to keep abortion legal in the state and claimed it was just a ‘limit.’ Well, tonight, Virginians showed the GOP and Glenn Youngkin exactly what voters have to say about it: We don’t want abortion bans, and we don’t want leaders who do.
For months, the GOP has been betting that voters aren’t smart enough to see that they’re just changing the name of their horrendous, extreme abortion ban. Frankly, they got exactly what they deserved for attempting to trick voters into accepting leaders whose number one priority is enacting policies that will harm their families and endanger their lives.”
For over 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly 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 everybody. Reproductive Freedom for All is powered by its more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.