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Virginia governor vetoes bill to defund Planned Parenthood

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Virginia’s Democratic governor on Tuesday vetoed a bill from the GOP-majority state legislature that would have defunded Planned Parenthood.

 

“It’s time that our General Assembly understands that we have a responsibility to protect the rights and dignity of women,” Gov. Terry McAuliffe said at a press conference.

“Without access to reproductive care and the freedom to exercise choice, women are denied the choice to make deeply personal health decisions.”

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