Alexandria, Va. – NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is proud to endorse Democratic incumbent and reproductive rights champion, Senator Jennifer Boysko, representing Virginia’s 33rd Senate District.
Senator Boysko is committed to ensuring all Virginians have the ability to make their own personal reproductive healthcare decisions without interference from politicians. She has repeatedly proven her commitment to reproductive freedom by standing up to anti-choice attacks during her time in the House of Delegates and in the state Senate and patroning pro-choice legislation that protects and expands access to reproductive healthcare and rights for all Virginians.
During her time in the House of Delegates, she sponsored proactive legislation that would ensure health insurance coverage for abortion and the Whole Woman’s Health Act that would repeal insidious, medically unnecessary requirements such as the targeted regulations of abortion providers aimed at shutting off access to abortion, the 24-hour waiting period, and mandatory ultrasounds for a woman seeking an abortion.
“NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is proud to endorse Senator Boysko because she has proven time and time again to be a staunch defender of and advocate for reproductive freedom in Virginia,” said Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. “Senator Boysko understands what is at stake especially in light of the attacks that happened here in Virginia in 2019 and the bans that are now happening in legislatures around the country. Senator Boysko is a bold, leading voice for reproductive rights in the state Senate, and at this critical juncture in Virginia, we need her leadership in the General Assembly to stand up and fight for Virginians rights and freedoms no matter who they are or where they live.”
“I am thrilled to earn NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s endorsement” said Senator Jennifer Boysko. “Roe v. Wade is hanging by a tenuous thread and women’s health is under assault across the country as anti-choice politicians pass legislation to ban abortion and restrict access to reproductive healthcare. What we are seeing is Trump’s anti-choice agenda being played out in real time, but here in Virginia, we will never let this attempted assault on our reproductive freedom become a reality. Instead, this November, we are going to make history by establishing a pro-choice majority in the General Assembly, and will pass meaningful, lasting reproductive freedom legislation that protects a woman’s bodily autonomy in the Commonwealth.”
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and its PAC support candidates who are dedicated to family planning, preventing unplanned pregnancy, and increasing access to reproductive healthcare for women and families. The organization’s powerful statewide network of 22,000 activists will mobilize pro-choice voters throughout Virginia to help elect pro-choice candidates in November.