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  • Virginia House Joint Resolution
  • 2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Nov 20, 2023
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Constitutional amendment; fundamental right to reproductive freedom (first reference).


Constitutional amendment (first reference);fundamental right to reproductive freedom. Provides that everyindividual has the fundamental right to reproductive freedom andthat the right to make and effectuate one's own decisions about allmatters related to one's pregnancy cannot be denied, burdened, orotherwise infringed upon by the Commonwealth, unless justified bya compelling state interest and achieved by the least restrictive means. The amendment prohibits the Commonwealth from penalizing,prosecuting, or otherwise taking adverse action against an individualfor exercising the individual's right to reproductive freedom or foraiding another individual in the exercise of such right, unless justifiedby a compelling state interest.

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Feb 09, 2024


Continued to 2025 in Privileges and Elections

Nov 20, 2023


Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101028D


Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

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