Ben is a firm advocate of Women’s Rights. He believes that choice, freedom, and equality underpin what it means to be American. A woman has the right to make her own decisions, and we must staunchly protect those rights. Ben will fight for women by:
- Protecting Roe in Virginia. He will support policies that guarantee a woman’s right to choose and make medical decisions about her own body.
- Providing better reproductive healthcare. We must provide access to preventive resources, and integrate quality sex-education into our classrooms.
- Making sure that women are safe during delivery. Nationwide, black mothers die in childbirth at three times the rate of white women. Ben will pursue policies that focus on the health of the mother and child and make sure that resources are spread across every community fairly.
- Passing the Equal Rights Amendment. It is critical that we enshrine equality in our laws. The ERA will ban all sex-based discrimination, including marriage discrimination, helping to protect the right to marriage. He supports the work that Delegate Carroll-Foy has been working on to pass the ERA and will be a fierce advocate in the Senate.