In 2013, the Virginia Board of Health bowed to political pressure and advanced sham restrictions on Virginia women’s health centers that were designed solely to close clinics and restrict access to safe, legal abortion. Thankfully, in October 2016, the Board of Health rolled back some key restrictions.
Refreshments will be provided.
When: Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 6:00pm- 8:00pm
(Location provided to participants upon RSVP)
Join NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and our allies as we fill the room to represent the 72% of Virginians who support safe, legal abortion access. For the first time this year, the Virginia Board of Health will convene to discuss anti-abortion TRAP restrictions in the Commonwealth. Under the guide of “protecting women’s health,” we know the true motivation of these medically unnecessary, burdensome restrictions: to close our trusted healthcare clinics and shutter access to abortion in Virginia.
The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled TRAP restrictions unconstitutional, yet the anti-choice Virginia legislature continues to refuse to repeal the law. That’s why it’s up to the Board of Health to update Virginia’s code to remove these anti-abortion restrictions. And now– when sweeping abortion bans are moving across the county– it’s more important than ever we show up in force and do our part to ensure abortion stays accessible in Virginia.
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