As a parent in Newport News Public Schools, Shelly served as a member of the Family Life Committee for over six years and defended a student’s right to receive accurate information on family planning and health. Shelly was there to stand up on behalf of students so that they could get the facts they need to stay safe and healthy.
A longtime member of Planned Parenthood and lifetime defender of women’s rights, Shelly will always fight for women’s reproductive health. She believes the government has no business interfering in a woman’s private medical decisions. Shelly knows that reproductive care is essential healthcare and that every woman in Virginia must have access to cancer screenings, prenatal health, and family planning services. Our whole society suffers when women can’t get the reproductive healthcare services they need.