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.

Community Organizing with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia

by laura foronda, 2016 summer community organizing intern Throughout the summer, I have learned different skills and gained a lot of knowledge, all thanks to my NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia internship. The reason I wanted to work for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia was because I believe that every woman deserves the respect to make decisions regarding her…

Summer Tabling with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia

by Anna Coughlan, Communications & Advocacy Intern Throughout May and June, I have been heading up several tabling events for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia throughout Northern Virginia. Overall, the experience has been positively invigorating.  I’ve been able to connect with all sorts of different people in the NoVa community, most of whom are pro-choice and excited…

TRAP Comment Delivery

By Laura Foronda, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia volunteer On June 29th, 2016, I was lucky enough to join in on hand-delivering 5,500+ comments to the Virginia Board of Health. The experience of walking into the Virginia Board of Health a couple days after the landmark Supreme Court case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, has been memorable….