Volunteer Spotlight: March

Abbie Henrickson Sterling, VA Abbie dedicated many hours to NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia during legislative session, including making multiple trips to Richmond in opposition to anti-choice legislation, delivering petitions in support of Planned Parenthood, and lobbying legislators during our Women’s Equality Coalition Lobby Day. Thank you, Abbie, for your steadfast commitment to reproductive freedom! What makes…

Repro Health 101 Webinar: Dispelling Abortion Myths

By Clara Sainsbury, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia volunteer In recent years, anti-choice politicians have launched aggressive attacks to turn back the clock on women’s reproductive rights. They’ve depicted abortion as immoral, painful, and dangerous. A few weeks ago, I joined NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s webinar, ReproHealth 101, led by Virginia OBGYN and inspiring women’s health activist, Dr….

Under Texas’s HB 2, Abortion Becomes an Inaccessible Right for Many Women

By Brooke McGee, George Mason University Law Student A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the most important abortion rights cases in decades. American women’s access to abortion services is risk. But before we can digest the stakes, let’s take a step back and review how the…

Virginia GOP Celebrates End of Session with Wave of Anti-Choice Attacks

By Nicole Grim, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Staff On March 12th, Virignia’s 2016 legislative session officially drew to a close. But not before Virginia’s anti-abortion Republican politicians celebrated the last 12 days of the session (and the start of women’s history month) with a wave of anti-women, anti-choice attacks. This month is supposed to commemorate the generations of women…

I camped out for 26 hours to hear the case: My Supreme Court Adventure

Before I lived in Northern Virginia, I visited the DC area several times. Not only am I an American history and government junkie, I’m also passionate about reproductive rights. The first time I went to the Supreme Court, I remember feeling in awe of the building and what it represented. Since that moment, I had…

Planned Parenthood of Virginia Needs Our Help

Amber Logsdon, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Volunteer The Virginia state legislature is using underhanded tricks to pursue their latest pet cause: defunding Planned Parenthood. Last week, the Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 1090, a measure that would prevent the Virginia Department of Health from funding any health care facility that performs abortions, an attack designed…

UPDATE from the Virginia General Assembly

We’re halfway through Virginia Assembly legislative session! Tuesday was crossover, the final day the House and Senate have to act on their own bills before the bills “cross over” for consideration in the other body. This deadline means that the past few week have been action packed. We’ve been fighting tooth and nail to stop attacks…

Volunteer Spotlight: Februrary

Each month, we highlight one of our rockstar volunteers! February Spotlight: Nelly Samaniego “I met Nelly a few years before joining NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia at a rally, and we instantly connected. We volunteered together and have grown our common interest into a friendship. Nelly is always willing to help. Her experience working with Latino families…

What Roe Means To Me

By Rebecca Gotwalt As a teen I was estranged from my abusive family, by 17 I was living with my high school boyfriend and his kind but impoverished family.  I attempted to obtain healthcare and birth control from our County Health facility.  Instead of assistance I was met with judgement.  I was told to go…