Virginia Senate Democrats on the Fall of Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022

“While the United States Supreme Court decision today to overturn Roe v. Wade has been expected, Virginia Senate Democrats are shocked and saddened that nearly fifty years of precedent has been destroyed that protected a person’s right to medical privacy in reproductive health. The whiplash and lack of judicial integrity on the part of the six Justices who voted to revoke the constitutional right to an abortion is staggering.

“For decades, Republicans in Virginia and across the nation have done their best to restrict a person’s right to medical privacy when it comes to abortion and reproductive health services. While these efforts will no doubt be redoubled with the fall of Roe v. Wade today, Senate Democrats remain strong to protect the right to choose in the Commonwealth and will not back down in the face of these incoming threats—any others that might come next.

“Make no mistake—we will protect a person’s right to choose in Virginia.”