Rally for Choice in Richmond: Happy 40th Anniversary Roe v. Wade!

Hello! My name is Sandra Sanchez and I am the new intern at NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia! Yesterday I went to the Rally for Choice in Richmond. Yesterday marked the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision, which gave women the right to privacy when deciding to terminate a pregnancy. Yesterday, the…

Tell Your Senator to Pass Pro-Choice Legislation NOW!

If we are going to have a shot at turning back last year’s overwhelming tide of anti-choice legislation, we need your help right now. Over the past two years, Virginia’s  lawmakers have passed some of the most stringent restrictions on  reproductive rights in the county.  We all remember 2012’s outright War on Virginia Women: attempts to…

What I Have Learned Today

Guest Post By Tara Casey Early this morning, I learned that Governor McDonnell had ordered a SWAT Team to cover a Candlelight Vigil I attended the night before at the Governor’s Mansion. Riot police were hiding in the bushes, while my two small children and I sang, “This Little Light of Mine.” In the mid-morning,…

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…

General Assembly Update: January 19

Welcome to this week’s 2011 General Assembly update! The Assembly is moving quickly during this 60-day session, so we’d like to get you caught up on legislation dealing with reproductive rights. As we faced some tough losses this past election cycle, we’re unfortunately facing a slew of bad bills this year: HB 1 – “Personhood”…

And many more… Pro-Choice Candidate Wrap-Up

All week long on the blog, we’ve been highlighting pro-choice “candidates of the day” in key General Assembly races across Virginia this fall. In case you missed any, here’s the list of candidate spotlights: Shawn Mitchell, running in Senate District 13 in Loudoun County and Prince William County Senator Edd Houck, Senate District 17 in…

Pro-Choice Candidate of the Day: Senator Dave Marsden, Senate District 37

We’re less than two weeks away from one of the biggest elections for reproductive choice in Virginia in years. On Tuesday, November 8, Virginians will go to the polls to vote on all 140 General Assembly seats. All this week on the blog, we are spotlighting pro-choice candidates of the day in key races across the state, so you…

Pro-Choice Candidate of the Day: Senator Ralph Northam, Senate District 6

We’re less than two weeks away from one of the biggest elections for reproductive choice in Virginia in years. On Tuesday, November 8, Virginians will go to the polls to vote on all 140 General Assembly seats. All this week on the blog, we are spotlighting pro-choice candidates of the day in key races across the state, so you…