Current Abortion Legislation

Current Situation: Although the Roe v. Wade landmark supreme court case took place over 40 years ago, abortion is still a highly debated civil rights issue in American and Virginian politics.  Pro life and pro choice activists continue to spar over the perceived benefits and risks of increased access to abortion, and multiple pieces of legislation relating to the topic of abortion are presented in both the Virginia General Assembly and the United States Congress every year.  Abortion is a highly controversial and sensitive topic, and abortion activists on both sides of the aisle have found it hard to achieve common ground on legislation.

 

Candidate Positions

This page provides information on the opinions of Virginia delegates, state senators, and representatives regarding access to abortion.

Virginia Senators and Abortion

Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner have been steadfast supporters of many women’s rights issues, including protecting a women’s right to an abortion among other related civil rights issues.  This page lists out basic information regarding both of their stated views on abortion and gives a listing of legislation which they have sponsored, supported, and opposed relating to abortion and reproductive rights while serving as Virginia’s Senators.

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