“This is about protecting Virginians’ health, rights, and basic dignity,” McClellan said. “Today, we have finally put an end to these medically unnecessary barriers to women’s reproductive health care. Politicians should not interfere in women’s personal medical decisions, period.”
The bills prompted fierce debate in the House of Delegates and the Senate when they were passed in January. In the Senate, Sen. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond, voted with Republicans against the bill.