Reproductive Rights in the News: In Case You Missed It

By Brooke Here are some quick reproductive rights highlights featured in the news recently: • A Mother Jones article by Kate Sheppard talks about the new TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws in Kansas, which are similar to those recently passed in Virginia. In the article, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia executive director Tarina Keene notes…

Couple-Focused Services in Publicly Funded Family Planning Clinics

By Leigh The Guttmacher Institute recently released a study entitled, “Couple-Focused Services in Publicly Funded Family Planning Clinics: Identifying the Need, 2009.” In sifting through the sixty-nine page report, I learned it essentially states that both males and females are interested in receiving counseling on family planning and birth control, but that clinic administrators often…

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…

Another article on the Abstinence-only Assembly at Freeman High

Abstinence-only speaker stirs controversy By Katherine Calos Published: November 18, 2009 » 6 Comments | Post a Comment vote nowBuzz up!Dr. Wendy S. Klein was concerned about Pam Stenzel long before the abstinence-only speaker created a controversy yesterday at Douglas Freeman High School. Klein’s son, while a senior at Mills Godwin High School, came home…

More on the Henrico Abstinence-only Situation…

Here’s an article from the Richmond Times Dispatch. We’ll be sure to follow-up with more about the repercussions of the yesterday’s Freeman High School Assembly as we hear them! And, this was the most viewed and most commented article in the Richmond Times Dispatch yesterday! Way to go NARAL Pro-Choice VA! Abstinence-only speaker for Freeman…

Medically Inaccurate Information in our own Schools?

On Thursday, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia got word that Pam Stenzel, the well-known abstinence-only speaker will be coming to the Henrico County School District, and ‘performing’ at Freeman High School on Tuesday afternoon. While the Commonwealth promotes abstinence-only education as part of its Family Life Education cirricula, Ms. Stenzel’s program also includes egregiously medically inaccurate information….