2013 Gen. Assembly Review!

The 2013 General Assembly session was fast and furious! Between attacks on birth control, pro-choice repeal bills, and sneaky amendments in the works, you may be confused about what exactly this year’s GA session means for the women of Virginia. But don’t worry – we’re here to break it down. This year pro-choice champions in…

2012 General Assembly Session in Review – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Tarina Keene, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia The 2012 Virginia General Assembly session has finally come to an end. However, the general assembly adjourned without passing a budget because pro-choice senators would not stand by while funding for initiatives like the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPI) were being cut. They have a list…

The War Against Women: Coming to a Town Near You

By Brooke Yesterday, Amanda Iacone of Virginia Statehouse News published an article documenting the war on women that is occurring locally as well as on a national level. Several states have pursued “copycat” legislation with the overall goal of limiting women’s access to reproductive healthcare. (Copycat laws are just that – laws passed in one state…

Summer Intern Series Part 2: Sex & Politics in the Capital City

By Brooke This summer, Advocates for Youth, the Center for Health and Gender Equity, Choice USA and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US (SIECUS), along with partner organizations are holding a series of lunchtime talks for DC-area interns working for organizations with similar goals. In yesterday’s third segment of Sex & Politics in theCapitalCity, the topic was…

Lobby Day December 2

With more than 50 activists from Virginia, and at least another 1,200 from around the country, Pro-Choiceers made a huge impact yesterday on Capital Hill, rallying and lobbying our elected officials to ensure that the Senate’s version of a Healthcare Reform bill does not include any type of abortion coverage ban (aka anything similar to…

Nancy Keenan on the Stupak Ammendment

Nancy Keenan was on MSNBC’s “Hardball” last night to discuss the Stupak Amendment. In case you missed it, we will be posting a video of her segment shortly. In the meantime, we wanted to share this link to Nancy’s interview on “Talk of the Nation,” a nationally syndicated NPR program. She discusses the implications of…