(Woodbridge, VA) – Today, in light of Donald Trump’s attempts to stack the Supreme Court with far right ideologues that threaten the future of reproductive freedom and Roe v. Wade, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy announced her pledge to explore and champion every avenue to protect and expand reproductive freedom, including amending the Virginia Constitution, and passing robust legislation. Carroll Foy also announced her commitment to appoint a pro-choice cabinet as Governor, ensuring her Administration actively advances policies, such as comprehensive sex education, that support the reproductive freedom of all Virginians.
“Donald Trump is in Virginia today to brag about stacking the Supreme Court with justices that subscribe to his extreme ideology. If he’s successful, no one will suffer more than Virginians who have been subjected to constant attacks on their reproductive freedom for decades,” said Del. Carroll Foy.
“The time for states to take action to protect our rights is now. I pledge to continue working to protect and expand the reproductive freedom of Virginians during my time at the General Assembly and to continue to work as Governor to ensure that a person’s reproductive freedom is protected in the Commonwealth from any attacks at the federal and state level.
“I will explore every avenue, whether passing legislation or amending the Virginia Constitution, to protect and expand reproductive freedom for all Virginians. I also commit to appointing a pro-choice cabinet as Governor. With attacks on reproductive freedom at every level – on sex education, on pregnant women, on working moms – it’s critical to ensure we are actively protecting Virginians’ rights at all levels of government.
“My commitment to advocating for sexual and reproductive healthcare is steadfast. In these uncertain times, as always, it’s critical that we have certainty that we can make our own choices about what’s best for ourselves, our bodies, and our families.”