Virginia Human Rights Act; establishment of right to reproductive choice. (SB1637)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

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
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104524D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2019Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

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