Governor McDonnell and Attorney General Cuccinelli think they’re about to get away with restricting choice under the radar.
Despite hearing strong testimony from young men and women, medical professionals, and pro-choice advocates, the Virginia Board of Health, under pressure from the Attorney General’s office, advanced the most onerous anti-choice regulations in the country.
On October 15, we need pro-choice supporters like you to show up in person in Richmond for our Rally for Women’s Health. You will carry a simple message: the War on Virginia Women ends now.
We’re arranging buses from several regions and we’ll give you all the training and materials you need. You’ll meet other pro-choice activists from around Virginia and be able to make a direct impact.
Be sure to RSVP by the end of the day on Monday, September 26 to guarantee a free bus seat for travel to the rally. Starting on Tuesday, September 27, bus seats will cost $15 for adults and $10 for young people and students. Kids accompanied by the paying adult are free. Inability to pay should not deter you; scholarships are available on the RSVP page starting Tuesday, September 27 as well.
We have been telling you about dangerous new regulations that would impose burdensome and unnecessary hospital-style architectural requirements and undermine patient confidentiality in women’s health centers in Virginia, causing serious detrimental consequences for women’s health centers in the Commonwealth. We call on the governor to protect women’s access to reproductive health care by rejecting these regulations.
When we show up in Richmond, we’ll send a clear message to the governor, politicians and the media – we’re fed up with these attacks and we’re ready to fight for our right to choose.
Location: Monroe Park, 620 West Main Street Richmond, VA
For those not taking the buses we’re arranging, parking will be available at the West Main Street Parking Deck at 801 West Main Street Richmond, VA
Want to help publicize the rally? Download our flyer to share (PDF). For more information on the draft regulations the Board of Health passed, please visit the Learn More section of this site and read our press statement.