RICHMOND, VA, – Today NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia endorsed Dr. Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia’s 10th State Senate District.
“We are confident that Ghazala Hashmi will be a fierce advocate for reproductive freedom in the State Senate and will fight to protect and expand access to the full gamut of reproductive healthcare and rights,” said Tarina Keene, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. “At a time in our history like no other—when we are seeing a new wave of unprecedented and extreme bans on abortion across the country, representing an all-out assault on abortion access, we need reproductive rights advocates like Ghazala Hashmi in the Virginia State Senate to stand up for women and families. We cannot afford to have an anti-choice politician like Sen. Sturtevant in the State Senate whose anti-birth control, anti-healthcare votes belittle and jeopardize the safety and health of Virginia women.”
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is a state-level, grassroots advocacy and political organization supported by thousands of members, volunteers, and activists throughout the Commonwealth. Their endorsement comes as many prominent progressive statewide organizations and elected officials have begun to line up behind Hashmi’s campaign.
“I’m so proud to have NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s endorsement,” said Dr. Hashmi. “I have always been a staunch advocate for women’s reproductive healthcare and rights, and now more than ever—I am ready to stand up and speak out for women and families across Virginia when it comes to protecting their bodily autonomy. I will be a vigilant defender of access to reproductive freedom, ensuring that every Virginian, no matter their zip code, has access to safe and legal abortion care.”