General Assembly Update #2: February 9th

This year’s General Assembly is moving pretty fast as we find ourselves approaching the day when successful House and Senate bills crossover into the other body. We’ve had some tough losses and a few bright spots. Let’s review what’s transpired in the last couple of weeks. HB1 – “Personhood”  Del. Bob Marshall’s bill still sits…

Anti-choice politicians waste no time restricting choice

By Staff The Virginia General Assembly began this past Wednesday. Only three days in, anti-choice lawmakers wasted no time ignoring the economy, education and transportation and instead working to intrude in the personal, medical decisions of Virginia women and families. In case you missed it, here is an overview of this week in Richmond. Allies…

Anti-choice crusaders seek to bulldoze through new regulations

Now that the dust has settled from the surprise last minute attack on abortion rights during this year’s General Assembly session, we can look back and see what exactly happened and what we can expect next. Anti-choice legislators who oppose access to comprehensive reproductive health care have been trying to pass legislation for nearly two…

Restricting choice in Virginia by attacking abortion providers

At the last minute, reckless legislators restrict reproductive choice in Virginia by moving to regulate abortion providers as hospitals Anti-choice legislators in the Virginia General Assembly have been trying for decades to restrict a woman’s right and ability to access abortion care in the commonwealth in any way they can. In particular, they’ve tried and…

24 Hours to Protect Choice in Virginia!

We have 24 hours to stop the latest attack on abortion access in Virginia! Yesterday, we told you about a reckless, out-of-touch last-minute attack on choice in Virginia. Just to recap: Earlier this week, Del. Kathy Byron (R-Campbell County) proposed an amendment to SB 924, changing the definition of hospitals to include “facilities in which…

Urgent: Oppose Last Minute Sneak Attacks on Women’s Health!

Anti-choice legislators here in Virginia are making last-minute attempts to eliminate access to abortion, and we need you to contact your senator today! After weeks of fighting off anti-choice legislation, we thought the battle for this session was done. However, the House of Delegates recently passed a bill requiring the Board of Health to issue…

A Last Minute Attempt to Eliminate Access to Abortions!

Yesterday the House of Delegates in Virginia passed SB 924. This bill would require the Board of Health to issue regulations for hospitals, nursing homes, and certified nursing facilities. As originally written, the bill has nothing to do with abortion. Unfortunately, anti-choice Delegate Kathy Byron (R-Campbell County) offered an amendment changing the definition of hospitals…