Vice President Harris coming to Richmond to discuss reproductive rights with lawmakers

Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 9:54 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Vice President Kamala Harris is coming to Richmond this weekend.

On Saturday, she’s meeting with state leaders and lawmakers to talk about the fight to protect reproductive rights.

There will be a roundtable discussion.

Additional details have yet to be released, but the visit comes just a month after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade.

In Virginia. Gov. Glenn Youngkin is pushing for a 15-week abortion ban.

Macaulay Porter, a spokesperson for Youngkin, said Friday evening that the governor “Youngkin has tasked four legislators to bring together key stakeholders and find areas where Virginians can agree and chart the most successful path forward” on abortion.

“The governor welcomes discussion and bipartisan collaboration, making it known that he would support a 15-week proposal,” Porter said in a statement. “While the governor appreciates the vice president’s visit, he will continue to engage with Virginians and legislators on this important matter.”

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