Power of Choice 2017: Award Recipients

At this year’s Power of Choice event, we’ll be celebrating NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s 15th anniversary year, hearing from all three of our pro-choice statewide elected officials, and coming together to support the hard work we have ahead for reproductive freedom!We also take this chance each year to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond…

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…

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…