NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Statement on Governor McDonnell Rejecting Funding for Comprehensive Sex Ed Programs

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                September 1, 2010 GOVERNOR MCDONNELL PLACES IDEOLOGY ABOVE TEEN HEALTH NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia issued the following statement in response to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s decision to reject federal funding for comprehensive sex education programs and instead apply for abstinence-only funding. “It is disappointing that Governor McDonnell has put political ideology before our…

Governor McDonnell Has The Chance to Protect The Health of Virginia’s Youth

It’s hardly news that abstinence-only sex education doesn’t work. Many states, including Virginia, have recognized the failures of abstinence-only education, and in 2009, chose not to apply for Title V abstinence-only funding. Now Virginia faces a choice: Governor McDonnell can apply for Title V funding, for new funding for comprehensive sex ed or for both….

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Statement On Unnecessary New Abortion Restrictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2010 THE ERA OF THE MCDONNELL-CUCCINELLI ATTACKS ON CHOICE BEGINS NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia issued the following statement in response to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s decision to support Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s action against abortion providers. “The actions of the last two days are a wake-up call for Virginians. It’s clear that Governor McDonnell…

Virginia’s activist Attorney General is at it again!

We knew this was coming! Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s most activist attorney general in recent memory, and likely ever, has launched his attack on reproductive rights, setting his sights on reproductive health providers. In his first year in office, Cuccinelli has taken his position as attorney general and used it to attack anything he doesn’t like,…

Will Virginia’s newest “crisis pregnancy center” tell the truth?

There are at least 52 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in Virginia (See a map here). There are less than half that many comprehensive reproductive health clinics in the state. It’s a sad state of affairs when anti-choice, dishonest, fake clinics outnumber actual providers, especially for the women who are seeking unbiased, accurate healthcare information. We…

‘Mandatory Pharmacist Counseling for Birth Control?’

A special thanks to our intern Sam for her write-up of our Emergency Contraception Project: Emergency contraception, also known as ‘EC,’ ‘Plan B’ or the ‘morning after pill,’ is a safe method of pregnancy prevention. Emergency contraception is most effective when taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. However, the earlier emergency contraception is taken,…

Make sure to buy your ‘Trust Women: Respect Choice’ license plate!

Stand up for Choice in VA – Order Your “Trust Women, Respect Choice” License Plate Now! Good news from Richmond! Virginia’s “Trust Women, Respect Choice” license plates are going into production next month, making our commonwealth the fourth state in the nation to have a pro-choice license plate on the road. Funds from the plates…

Plastic Fetuses in Norfolk Public Schools…

On May 21, the Virginian-Pilot broke a shocking story: since the fall, fetus dolls with explicit anti-choice messages have been handed out to third, fourth, and fifth grade students by a school employee at Oakwood Elementary School in Norfolk, Virginia. The Pilot cites a teacher, who wished to remain anonymous, describing the 4-inch-long pink and…

A new definition of “apology” from Del. Marshall

  With special thanks to our intern Adreanna for her help with this post. After Del. Bob Marshall brazenly referred to handicapped children as a “special punishment” for women who have previously had abortions, Governor Bob McDonnell stepped in to voice his thoughts on the situation: “I think those are wrong and offensive comments. We…