Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is not known for looking out for the best interests of all Virginians.
In little over a year he has
- rejected valuable funding that would help our youth make lifelong, healthy decisions
- restricted the ability of low-income women to access vital abortion care
- prevented women from using their own money for insurance plans that cover abortion
He is now set to approve the most restrictive abortion regulations in the entire country.
But can he ignore 40,000 voices?
Yesterday, members of the Virginia Coalition to Protect Women’s Health, of which NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is a member, met with the governor’s policy staff to present over 40,000 signatures from Virginia and around the country. (Read the Coalition’s press statement. PDF)
The message was clear to the governor: Reject these new regulations as dangerous for Virginia women.
Will he listen to over 40,000 people and stop pursuing this single-minded political agenda and do what is right for Virginia women?
We may know soon.