The truth about Mark Obenshain

By: Katharine Donohoe, Development and Events Intern As the election continues to draw near, let’s revisit some of the actions that have shaped Mark Obenshain, the Republican candidate for Attorney General, into the politician he currently is. His record is, quite frankly, alarming. In 2009, Obenshain, introduced House Bill 962 which would have criminalized miscarriage…

Pro-Choice Candidate Profile: John Bell, District 87

By Marieke van Rijn, Advocacy & Communications Intern John Bell is a retired Major of the United States Air Force who is running for the District 87 seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Bell, a strongly pro-choice Democrat, is running against staunch anti-choice Republican incumbent David Ramadan. Bell is a 100% pro-choice candidate who believes…

Cuccinelli’s ‘Father’s Rights’ Stance Proves Lack of Trust for Women

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2013 Contact: Alena Yarmosky, alena@naralva.org, (240) 595-2972 Cuccinelli’s ‘Father’s Rights’ Stance Proves Lack of Trust for Women GOP Gubernatorial candidate has record of restricting women’s healthcare decisions; Keene calls revelation of Cuccinelli’s alliance with groups that claim women lie about abuse “wrong.”  Today the Washington Post revealed Ken Cuccinelli’s pattern…

Ken Cuccinelli Blatantly Misleads Virginians on Birth Control Stance

For Immediate Release: August 27, 2013 Ken Cuccinelli Blatantly Misleads Virginians on Birth Control Stance  Despite repeated attempts to criminalize and restrict birth control, GOP gubernatorial candidate now claims government shouldn’t legislate contraception This morning while speaking at Ashby Ponds Senior Center in Loudoun County, GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli once again attempted to whitewash his…

2013 House of Delegate Endorsements!

We are so excited to announce that NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia has issued our first round of endorsements in this year’s critical House of Delegate elections! Currently there are only 31 pro-choice champions in the Virginia House of Delegates, compared to 56 extreme anti-choice officials. If we’re going to roll back the tide of anti-choice extremism…

Exposing Ken Cuccinelli’s “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

Earlier this week, we published shocking new audio from Virginia “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs). The audio – recorded undercover at two Virginia CPCs – includes a CPC staffer not only spreading misinformation about abortion, but telling a woman that the birth-control pill causes breast cancer and that condoms “don’t work.” (Download the full audio from the…

Is Your Legislator Pro-Choice? Check out our 2013 Scorecard!

By Caitlin Bancroft, Legal Intern When it comes to protecting access to comprehensive reproductive health care, do you know where your state legislator stands? During the 2012 General Assembly session, Virginia’s legislature shocked the nation with a series of appalling and unapologetic attacks on women’s rights. In the year since, pro-choice advocates and legislators have…

Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition Tweetchat!

This Thursday,  Feb. 7th, is the Virginia Pro-Choice Day of Action….and we are PUMPED. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is so excited to join our fellow women’s health advocates and activists in locations across the Commonwealth as we fight for reproductive rights and critical access to health care. With events in Arlington, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Roanoke, and…

Pro-Choice on Campus: Update from Virginia Commonwealth University

This fall 2012 semester at Virginia Commonwealth University has been an active one in terms of pro-choice advocacy and activism. It started off with a rally at the Virginia Board of Health on September 14th, to show Virginia legislators that won’t put up with this TRAP (Targeted Regulations for Abortion Providers). Despite our efforts, the…

Get ready to vote pro-choice in 2012, Virginia!

The 2012 General Election is November 6, 2012! Mark your calendars and read on for the information you need to make sure you’re ready to vote. Voting for pro-choice candidates in each and every election is one of the most important ways you can take action to protect reproductive freedom in Virginia and nationwide. First…

Looking back on the elections and looking ahead

By NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia guest blogger Laura It’s been a roller coaster of an election season and it’s not even 2012. Last Tuesday’s election wasn’t a defeat for pro-choice policy. But the results put Virginia women’s healthcare in a perilous position and mean we can’t rest. The state’s GOP – which already controls the House…