(The Center Square) – Virginia Democrats hit back at Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s State of the Commonwealth address, alluding to a progressive agenda.
Del. Betsy Carr said Democrats are committed to moving the commonwealth “forward” while “protecting the rights and freedoms” of Virginians, which they say is the message voters sent last November.
Carr highlighted some of the key pieces of legislation Democrats hope to deliver during the session, including expanding gun control, affordable child care, education funding and protecting abortion.
Democrats are hoping to enshrine abortion into the commonwealth’s constitution, making abortion a central theme during campaign season. Carr said women must jump through legal hoops across the country in order to receive “lifesaving care,” adding that it is “absolutely unacceptable.”
Carr, along with fellow Democrats, vow to make abortion a priority.
“We will continue to ensure protections for a woman’s right to choose here in the commonwealth,” said Carr.
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