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See how your representatives voted on the Planned Parenthood defunding bill

UPDATE, February 14, 2017
 
Both the Virginia House of Delegates and state Senate have voted to approve HB 2264, a bill to prevent the Department of Health from entering into grants or contracts with health care providers that also provide abortion. HB 2264 is part of the nationwide anti-choice movement's attempt to "defund" Planned Parenthood and cut off low-income people's access to affordable reproductive health care at Planned Parenthood centers. This bill exempts hospitals that provide abortion from this restriction, meaning that it is a direct attack targeting health centers like Planned Parenthood. It would make it harder for thousands of low-income Virginians to continue accessing affordable, comprehensive reproductive health care at their trusted local provider.
 
Luckily, Governor Terry McAuliffe has already committed to veto this legislation, as he did with a similar bill in 2016. Even knowing the governor would veto, anti-choice legislators in both the House and Senate pushed this bill forward anyway, showing their dedication to attacking abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
 
See below for resources to see how your legislators voted and either thank them for voting no on HB 2264 or tell them you will hold them accountable for perpetuating attacks on reproductive health care access for all.
 
 
2) See how your legislators voted.
House of Delegates
Voting record for HB 2264 passage on February 7, 2017
("Yeas" are anti-choice votes for this bill; "Nays" are votes to reject this bill)
Senate
Voting record for HB 2264 passage on February 14, 2017
("Yeas" are anti-choice votes for this bill; "Nays" are votes to reject this bill)
3) If your senator and/or delegate voted "nay" to reject HB 2264, contact them to express your appreciation for their support of reproductive health access for all. If your senator and/or delegate voted "yea" to support this bill, contact them to express your disappointment and to let them know you'll continue to watch their actions on reproductive health care policy.
Sample thank-you message:
Dear [Delegate or Senator],
As your constituent, I want to thank you for your vote against HB 2264, the bill attacking Virginians' reproductive health care access through centers like Planned Parenthood. I am glad to know that you rejected this politically-motivated attack on a critical part of our health care safety net here in Virginia. I believe we should be trying to expand access to the full range of reproductive health care services for Virginians especially for the most vulnerable in our communities not restricting it. I hope I can continue counting on you to represent these values in the General Assembly. Thank you again.
[Your name
Your address]
Sample disapproval message:
Dear [Delegate or Senator],
As your constituent, I am writing to express my disappointment at your vote to support HB 2264, a bill attacking Virginians' reproductive health care access through centers like Planned Parenthood. I and a majority of Virginians believe we should be trying to expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care especially for the most vulnerable in our communities not restricting it. Planned Parenthood is an important part of our health care safety net as a rare provider that offers consistent and reliable reproductive health services to Medicaid recipients and other low-income individuals. I am disappointed to see the General Assembly continue spending its time on this harmful attack on Planned Parenthood and its thousands of patients in Virginia even after it was clear that Governor McAuliffe would veto the bill. I hope you will reconsider your support for such legislation in the future.
[Your name
Your address]
 
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