October 24, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Chair Statement on State Board of Health Decision to Roll Back Onerous Abortion Regulations

by Democratic Party of Virginia

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement on the Board of Health's decision to remove onerous abortion regulations: 

"This is a great day for Virginia women! I applaud the Board of Health, Governor McAuliffe, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, Attorney General Mark Herring and Democrats in the General Assembly for fighting for Virginia women and trusting them to make their own health care decisions.

"These restrictions were a medically-unnecessary, thinly-veiled attempt to deny women health care services. This acts as a powerful reminder that elections matter - it's another big step forward for Virginia women under Democratic leadership."