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MAJORITY OF VIRGINIANS OPPOSE “PERSONHOOD” MEASURE
"This poll confirms just how out of touch anti-choice politicians are with our state's values and priorities. At a time when Virginians are concerned about jobs, education and transportation, state politicians are instead focusing on eliminating healthcare access for Virginia women. HB 1 would ban abortion and could threaten common forms of birth control, opening the door to even more political interference in women's personal, private decisions. Unfortunately, we know that the lawmakers behind this bill don't care about the public's opposition to this extreme idea. This extreme proposal would allow politicians to further interfere in our personal, private medical decisions, including a woman's right to choose safe, legal abortion. Furthermore, these measures do absolutely nothing to make abortion less necessary. It is a shame our legislators would rather spend more time eliminating women's healthcare access than tackling the issues most important to Virginians. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is prepared to counter this legislation and other anti-choice attacks in the upcoming General Assembly session in Richmond."
Contact: Joseph Richards, 202.530.4168