Virginia Human Rights Act; establishment of right to reproductive choice. (HB2369)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Human Rights Act; establishment of right to reproductive choice. Establishes that (i) every individual has a fundamental right to choose or refuse contraception or sterilization and (ii) every individual who becomes pregnant has a fundamental right to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, give birth to a child, or terminate the pregnancy. The bill provides that the Commonwealth shall not deny or interfere with such fundamental rights in the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services, or information. The bill further provides that the Commonwealth shall not discriminate in the protection or enforcement of such fundamental rights on the basis of sex, disability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, immigration status, religion, or sexual orientation. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101675D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2369)
02/05/2019Left in Rules