Birth control protections await action by Youngkin

Groups and politicians who want to deny contraceptive coverage have for years tried to argue that a federal right to refuse health care based on religious beliefs exists, when in fact it doesn’t, said Kelsey Grimes, a lawyer at the National Women’s Law Center who worked on the contraception bills.

“What we’re seeing through amendments like (Youngkin’s), is sort of a backdoor way to get that into law in Virginia,” Grimes said.