SB 635

  • Virginia Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 07, 2020
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

Right to reproductive choice; right to refuse contraception.


Right to reproductive choice. Provides thatevery individual has a fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptionand that a pregnant person has a fundamental right to choose to carrya pregnancy to term, give birth to a child, or terminate a pregnancy.The bill states that the Commonwealth shall not, in the regulationor provision of benefits, facilities, services, or information, denyor interfere with an individual's fundamental rights, including individualsunder state control or supervision. The bill states that any stateor local official who is charged with violating provisions of thissection shall be subject to an action in federal or state court forinjunctive relief and damages. Such action may be brought by any person or entity that may be aggrieved by such official's actions.

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Jan 30, 2020


Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)

Jan 07, 2020


Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104139D


Referred to Committee on Education and Health

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