Virginia has taken positive forward steps to liberalize its abortion legislation,
bringing it closer in line with medical science and common sense. However,
accessing abortion care remains difficult for many, and additional legislative
measures are necessary to make the full range of reproductive
healthcare accessible for all, regardless of immigration status, race, gender,
income, or geography. The Reproductive Equity Healthcare Act, a bill modeled
in part on its Oregon namesake, is the next logical step forward towards
making reproductive justice a reality for all Virginians. While the details of
the final bill may vary, there are fundamental pillars that reproductive rights,
health and justice advocates agree are essential and fundamental to the goals
of the Bill. This paper lays out the pragmatic case for adopting the Reproductive
Health Equity Act.
Galina Varchena & Margie Del Castillo,
Access is Everything - Post RHPA Virginia - What's Next? The Case for RHEA and Other Matters,
Rich. Pub. Int. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/pilr/vol25/iss1/6