One More Day to Scrap TRAP

The first 60 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have dealt us blow after blow. Between signing the Global Gag Rule (just three days after the monumentally successful Women’s March on Washington!), Muslim Ban 1.0 and 2.0, vows to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and growing evidence of Russian interference in our election process, we’ve come…

Guest Post: How I Became an Activist (And You Can Too!)

By Megan Kinkel When I first signed up to volunteer with NARAL Pro Choice Virginia, I was invited to attend a press conference held by our Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, where he announced his plan to provide Virginia women with affordable Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs). Prior to that day, I had virtually no experience…

What the heck happened during the 2017 General Assembly?

Part Three: The Activism In years past, legislators in the General Assembly have come to realize that when a reproductive health bill is up for debate, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia advocates will be present to testify, lobby, and, if needed, protest. This year was no exception. NPCV advocates and volunteers traveled to Richmond nearly a dozen…

International Women’s Day in the Trump Era

Every year we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. We use the day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women throughout history and call attention to the work yet to be done for complete social, economic, and political equality. This year, International Women’s Day takes on a whole new sense of urgency. With Donald…

What the heck happened during the 2017 General Assembly?

Part Two: The Bad We’re still savoring our successes from the 2017 General Assembly session, but we can’t forget the major defeats. With the entire House of Delegates up for reelection this November, we kept a close eye on which politicians supported pro-choice policies – and which politicians fought to block or roll back reproductive…

What the heck happened during the 2017 General Assembly?

Part One: The Good After weeks of hearings, debates, and protests, the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session is over. As the dust settles, we’re looking back at a tumultuous series of ups and downs (a few more downs than ups, to be honest). We had a jam-packed six weeks. Our rockstar activists traveled to Richmond…

What We Wanted to Say

Last Thursday, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia members and dozens of women from across the Commonwealth woke up before dawn to drive hours to Richmond. They came armed with personal stories about the ways reproductive healthcare and abortion access have impacted their lives and their communities. Supporters, including students, medical professionals, mothers, and concerned citizens, were prepared…

A note from the NARAL Pro-Choice VA team on what’s next

Dear friends, Shock. Anger. Heart wrenching grief. These are the emotions I and everyone here on the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia team have gone through in cycles since Tuesday’s election results. But I know we are not alone – and I hope you do not feel alone either. We will keep our heads high and our…

Stories from the Board of Health

Last week, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, our volunteers, activists, and progressive partners joined together in Richmond to share testimony and stories against TRAP restrictions. View our press release on the Board of Health meeting.