RICHMOND, Va. – This morning, progressive pro-choice group, Planned Parenthood announced their endorsement of Attorney General Mark Herring along with Democratic ticket Terry McAuliffe and Hala Ayala.

“There is no doubt that Attorney General Mark Herring has fought for reproductive rights in the Commonwealth during his tenure. Not only has he been an ally in Virginia, fighting to overturn rules intended to ban abortion and shame patients, he has fought legislation that would have defunded Planned Parenthood elsewhere.” says Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, “Attorney General Herring supported a challenge to an Ohio law that would have barred health care providers who provide or offer information about abortion from all public health funding, joining a coalition of 16 attorneys general to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. We can trust that an AG Office under Mark Herring would not stall or derail Virginia’s progress, but will strengthen and expand access to care.” 

“Every woman deserves the right to make her own choices about her body and her reproductive health, so I am extremely proud to have the support of Planned Parenthood,” says Attorney General Mark Herring, “Abortion is constitutional in this country and I will not stop fighting to ensure that every woman in Virginia has access to safe reproductive health care. Virginians know healthcare is 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.