Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced on Good Friday that he signed into law a bill his new Democrat majority rushed to approve, one that repeals most restrictions on abortion in the state.
“No more will legislators in Richmond—most of whom are men—be telling women what they should and should not be doing with their bodies,” Northam said in a statement. “The Reproductive Health Protection Act will make women and families safer, and I’m proud to sign it into law.”
I have been advocating for women's health and rights since I first took office. Today, after years of hard work and many setbacks, I signed the Virginia Reproductive Health Protection Act. https://t.co/1kR8LT3vGo— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) April 10, 2020
On Good Friday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signs law rolling back abortion restrictions https://t.co/IodFsD105B— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) April 11, 2020
So sad to live in a state and w leadership focused on forwarding abortion advocacy at this time in history:— Jeanne F. Mancini (@jeannemfl) April 11, 2020
Gov. Northam signs Virginia Reproductive Health Protection Act https://t.co/yjFQjNaBrM
Starting July 1, Virginia will have background checks on all firearm sales, an Extreme Risk Protective Order, a one-handgun-a-month rule, and other commonsense gun safety measures.— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) April 10, 2020
I am proud to sign these new laws. They will save lives, period.https://t.co/nfL4aGwmwY