"The ad opens with the sound of a fetal heartbeat. “Most people believe that abortion at the moment of birth is wrong, far beyond any reasonable limit. Not Virginia Democrats,” a female narrator says, just before the sound of a baby cooing and crying. “They fought to make late-term abortions the rule, not the exception.” At the end of the ad, the heartbeat flatlines...."
STAFFORD, Virginia, Oct 16 (Reuters) - At a community fair in Stafford, Virginia, this month, Britainy Riggins approached Democratic state Senate candidate Joel Griffin with a single question: Did he support a woman's right to have an abortion
"In Virginia, now the southernmost state without a post-Roe ban, the future of abortion access remains a contentious debate — and one expected to heat up in this fall’s off-off year election where abortion is expected to be a top line issue. ... D.C. lawmakers, like those in Maryland, acted to protect the many out-of-state travelers they anticipated would flock to the D.C. area in a post-Roe landscape...."
"One of Virginia's most closely watched nomination contests this election year features a rarity in today's politics: a self-described “pro-life” Democrat..."
A group of abortion providers, including two clinics in Charlottesville and Alexandria, are suing the Food and Drug Administration in an effort to block potential new restrictions on the use of the abortion pill mifepristone in Virginia, Montana and Kansas.