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As GOP Governors Ramp Up Attacks, Dem Govs Remain Committed to Protecting Reproductive Rights 

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As GOP Governors Ramp Up Attacks, Dem Govs Remain Committed to Protecting Reproductive Rights 

Last week, Republican governors across the country continued their attacks against Americans’ reproductive rights: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoed a bill protecting contraception access in the dead of night, solidifying “his record as a hard-right Republican,” according to the Washington Post. On Friday, Gov. Jeff Landry signed a controversial bill that classifies safe, commonly prescribed abortion medications, mifepristone and misoprostol, as “controlled substances,” “making possession of the pills without a prescription a crime.”

Meanwhile, as ABC noted, Democratic governors are going on “offense as the GOP opens the door to birth control restrictions.”

In a recent interview with The 19th, the DGA slammed Youngkin for his veto, saying it “‘goes to show that Republicans were never going to stop at Dobbs. When Glenn Youngkin had the chance to protect reproductive rights, he put this veto forward…there’s a clear contrast here’ between the two parties.” 

Here’s just some of what Democratic governors have done to protect reproductive freedom in their states:  

 

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