Women in Virginia House of Delegates speak on possible overturn of Roe v. Wade

WSLS 10 asked local politicians if they are pro-choice or pro-life

Women in the Virginia House of Delegates are speaking about the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Members on both sides agree that if Roe v. Wade is overturned changes can be expected.

WSLS 10 asked politicians if they are pro-choice or pro-life.

“My personal belief and my constituents’ belief is that life begins at conception... The women who make those decisions, they live with that decision to have an abortion the rest of their lives. I have family who made that decision and has been depressed about it ever since,” Delegate Marie March (R) 7th District said.

Members of the opposing side felt differently.

“Being pro-choice does not mean pro-abortion, I believe that should have the freedom to with their bodies what they need to do, I believe reproductive options and reproductive choices should be available,” Delegate Angelia Williams Graves (D) 90th District said.

WSLS asked pro-life political members if women are sexually assaulted, should they keep the baby?

“I’m probably not going to weigh in on that. There’s a lot in the pro-life community. There are lots of different thoughts about that,” March said.

WSLS challenged pro-choice leaders to their thoughts on those who believe life begins at conception.

“You still have the right to believe that, and you should not push your beliefs onto me,” Graves said. “If you want to go there, that is un-Christ-like because he does not push himself on anyone. I have the choice as it stands to right now to believe differently.”

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