Respect and access are key

By Autumn I promised my husband a date at the movies this past Tuesday night. What he didn’t know was that I was taking him to see 12th and Delaware which was being screened in a lecture room at Virginia Commonwealth University, courtesy of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation, NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation and the VCU…

Promoting support without shame at Virginia Tech

By Kathleen Dwyer Virginia Tech Support Without Shame Campus Leader This semester I have been building an on-campus group of pro-choice advocates to participate in an education campaign about reproductive healthcare in the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg communities. This is the Support Without Shame campaign, part of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. As the campus grassroots organizer…

General Assembly Update: February 2

Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to this Week’s 2011 General Assembly update! There is a lot going on this week as the Assembly prepares for next week’s “Crossover,” so let’s get right to it, starting with last week’s… Pro-Choice Lobby Day! This past Thursday, the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition hosted our annual Pro-Choice Lobby Day. Despite a…

Pro-choice and pro-woman

You have spoken up Virginia. In only two weeks, nearly 400 of our dedicated supporters and activists have signed our petition encouraging the new Chesterfield County crisis pregnancy center to commit to higher standards of accountability. You are by now familiar with our simple challenge to the “Pregnancy Help Center of Chester”: Be honest and…

Time magazine misses some key points in story about CPCs

A brand-new TIME article about “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs) mentioned our nearly year-long, substantive investigation into identifiable CPCs in the commonwealth of Virginia. If you haven’t read the report, be sure to check out all our findings for yourself. We are excited that national media like TIME magazine are highlighting the amazing work of our volunteers…

Will Virginia’s newest “crisis pregnancy center” tell the truth?

There are at least 52 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in Virginia (See a map here). There are less than half that many comprehensive reproductive health clinics in the state. It’s a sad state of affairs when anti-choice, dishonest, fake clinics outnumber actual providers, especially for the women who are seeking unbiased, accurate healthcare information. We…