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…

What Today Means To Me

By Melissa Weger When I was just 3 years old, Roe. V Wade became the law of the land. I grew up never knowing anything different — but I heard the stories. Stories of women seeking illegal abortions in back alleys, stories of women losing their lives during unsafe procedures, stories of women resorting to…

Virginia Delegate Kicks off 2016 Session by Comparing Abortion to  Slavery; Trashing “Black Lives Matter” Movement

Richmond, VA – This afternoon, Delegate Rick Morris (R-Carrollton) took to the House floor to unleash a barrage of insults aimed at Virginia women and advocates for racial and reproductive justice, comparing abortion to slavery and denigrating the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Delegate Morris’s remarks are available online here: http://act.progressva.org/go/1378?ak_proof=1&t=2&akid=.15749.GfRP0D Advocates for Virginia women and families…

New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: Paul Krizek, District 44 

Meet Delegate – Elect Paul Krizek! Krizek will serve as the House Delegate for the 44th District, representing Mt. Vernon Virginia. Krizek is a pro-choice champion whose long record of public service shows a steadfast commitment to bettering the lives of marginalized Virginia women and families. Krizek is dedicated to helping those communities that need…

 New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: Mark Levine, District 45

Welcome Delegate-Elect Mark Levine to the Virginia General Assembly!  Levine will serve the 45th District, representing Alexandria and Arlington counties. He is a bold, progressive leader who has spent his career protecting marginalized communities. Levine demonstrates a strong commitment to progressive principles. He served as Precinct Captain for the Alexandria Democratic Committee, where he fought…

New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: Steve Heretick, District 79

We are proud to introduce Delegate-Elect Steve Heretick! In January, Heretick will be sworn in to represent Virginia’s 79th district, covering parts of Norfolk and Portsmouth. Heretick is a champion of pro-choice values who understands the importance of ensuring all women have access to quality reproductive healthcare. Hertick’s long record of public service demonstrates a…

 New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: Marcia Price, District 95

Welcome Delegate-Elect Marcia Price to the Virginia General Assembly! In January, Price will be sworn in to represent the 95th District. She is a fourth generation resident of the district, which includes Newport News City and Hampton City. Price is a fierce defender of a women’s right to access an abortion — a true model…

New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: Lashrecse Aird, House of Delegates 63 

We are so excited to welcome Lashrecse Aird to the Virginia House of Delegates! As newly-elected Delegate of the 63rd district, Lashrecse will represent Petersburg City and parts of neighboring counties. Delegate-elect Aird has a long history of community service. She currently serves as Assistant to the President and Board Liaison at Richard Bland College…

New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: Jeremy McPike, Senate District 29 

Introducing Senator-Elect Jeremy McPike! When he is sworn in early next year, Jeremy McPike will serve the 29th district in the Virginia Senate and represent parts of Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park. McPike is a staunch pro-choice advocate who can be depended on to protect access to vital reproductive health care services for Virginia…

New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: John Bell, District 87 

Meet Delegate- Elect John Bell! He will be serving District 87 in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing Loudon County. Bell is a steadfast champion of women’s health who has pledged to fend off attacks on women’s right to choose in Richmond. Bell is a retired air force major and long-serving community leader. For 26…