The Richmond Times-Dispatch has its facts wrong. Get the truth!

By Alena Yarmosky, Advocacy and Communications Manager This is outrageous. On Friday morning, the Richmond Times Dispatch published an unbelievable and stunningly inaccurate editorial on Governor McDonnell’s recently introduced abortion ban amendment. The editorial recycled Governor McDonnell’s false claims of “taxpayer funded abortion” and completely misrepresented the truth of the matter, all while ignoring the…

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…

Virginia Becoming More Hostile Toward Women’s Health

By Sara Cardelle There is currently a National War on Women in the United States regarding reproductive rights. The attacks on women’s health care access range from attempts to defund Planned Parenthood (on Wednesday, Indiana became the first state to succeed) to requirements that pregnant women undergo an ultrasound prior to obtaining an abortion. In…

Gov. McDonnell Continues Attempt to Erode Women’s Health Care

This week, we have seen just how far Governor McDonnell is willing to go on his single-minded, ideological mission to further erode women’s access to necessary health care. The governor quietly signed a bill into law requiring new, unwarranted regulations on abortion providers into law this past weekend with no notice or media attention. So…

Choice News Updates

Here are a couple of choice stories from last week! Liberty University’s Health Care Lawsuit Is Dismissed Last Tuesday a federal judge dismissed Liberty University’s lawsuit against the government over the new health care law. The university claimed that the law violated its religious rights because some of the money collected for insurance could be…