RICHMOND, Va. – Today, progressive reproductive freedom group, NARAL Pro-choice Virginia announced their endorsement of Attorney General Mark Herring along with Governor Terry McAuliffe.

“Attorney General Herring has stood up for patients and abortion providers multiple times during his eight years in office and helped mitigate the impact of some of the worst reproductive healthcare restrictions passed in 2011.

Attorney General Herring reversed dangerously incorrect legal advice left behind by his predecessor, which resulted in closing at least one women’s health clinic and threatened the closure of a dozen more through medically unnecessary and targeted regulations. With the Supreme Court poised to dismantle Roe v. Wade in the coming year, we need an attorney general who will do all they can to protect reproductive freedom for every Virginian. Attorney General Herring’s track record proves that he will not back down from the fight.”–NARAL PRO-CHOICE VIRGINIA

“Everyone deserves the right to make their own choices about their body and reproductive health, so I am extremely proud to have the support of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia,” says Attorney General Herring. “Abortion is constitutional in this country, and I will not stop fighting to ensure that every Virginian who wants an abortion has access. Virginians know reproductive rights are on the ballot this year, and I will continue to protect it.”

In his time in office, Attorney General Herring has defended access to women’s healthcare across Virginia. He has committed to defending Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court and stood with Planned Parenthood every step of the way. Reproductive rights are under attack and women in Virginia can count on Attorney General Mark Herring in defending their rights in making the best healthcare decisions for their bodies. 

See full endorsement HERE.