February 1, 2024 News & Press Releases

Attorney General Jason Miyares Refuses to Protect Virginians’ Reproductive Freedom

by DPVA Press

February 1, 2024


Richmond, VA – Yesterday, Attorney General Jason Miyares refused to join two dozen attorneys general across the country in signing on to an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to continue to allow the use and distribution of the safe and commonly prescribed abortion medication mifepristone.

Miyares’ silence comes after he downplayed conservative attacks on abortion medication last year, saying he “expects the drug will remain available” — while at the same time endorsing Governor Glenn Youngkin’s 15-week abortion ban, which Republicans ran on heavily in 2023 elections across the state before being dealt major losses.

“Attorney General Miyares himself has acknowledged that this drug has been regulated for years, and tried to downplay MAGA attacks on the drug. So where is he now that health care for millions of Virginians is at risk?” said DPVA Chair Susan Swecker. “Virginians have made clear that they do not want politicians like Jason Miyares and Gov. Glenn Youngkin getting involved in their personal health care decisions. We will remember that when given the opportunity to protect access to reproductive health care for millions of Virginians, Miyares refused.”