7:30am silent protest outside of the Virginia Board of Health, as they vote on the proposed Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers (TRAP). For those West of downtown near VCU, carpooling is available at the corner of Main St and Laurel, across the street from the Landmark theater, 7am.
These regulations are politically motivated attempts to restrict abortion access in Virginia- if they pass, anti-abortion groups won’t have to challenge Roe V. Wade in court, because they’ll have effectively made abortion unavailable without making it illegal. As of now, 17 of Virginia’s 21 abortion clinics (which also provide vital services like cancer screening and birth control to underserved people) will shut down if these regulations pass. Virginia will have the worst reproductive care access in the entire country.
This is incredibly important.