Pro-choice on campus: George Mason University

By Elvira Razzano, Choice Out Loud intern at George Mason University  After our pro-choice student organization was forced to disband in the Spring of 2013 due to a low member turnout at meetings, I was motivated to build a coalition of pro-choice students at George Mason University. I was excited to join NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia…

Rally to Support Falls Church Healthcare Center Against TRAP

We had a great time today at the rally in Arlington to support the Falls Church Healthcare Center (FCHC) in the first stages of its lawsuit protesting targeted regulations against abortion providers pushed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Here’s the link to our Storify story compiling pictures, videos, and social media about the rally….


By: Katharine Donohoe, Development and Events Intern  Are you ready to #StopKen? Tonight is the Governor Debate (at the Capital One Conference Center in McLean, Virginia from 6 to 8 PM; sign up and join us there!) and we asked a few people why they want to stop Ken Cuccinelli: Share in the comments below…

Outrageous: Virginia Board of Health approves dangerous TRAP regs

By Sandra Sanchez, Advocacy and Communications Intern In an 11 to 2 vote last Friday, the Virginia Board of Health bowed to pressure from Attorney General Cuccinelli and  approved targeted regulations on abortion providers (TRAP), burdensome regulations on women’s health centers which threaten to close the majority of Virginia abortion providers as early as 2014….

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…

Why I support NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia

Guest post by Angela Guzman, Chair of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s Board of Directors

In January, I assumed the reins as chair of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia — the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of Virginia’s now 10-year-old NARAL Pro-Choice America state affiliate.

I came on board with my sleeves rolled up, but admittedly, I failed to comprehend just how intensely we were going to have to work in protecting our rights and access to women’s health here in Virginia this year.

Pro-choice candidates will help stop an extreme agenda

By: Staff Yesterday, The Washington Post released their list of endorsed candidates for the Virginia state Senate races. We were pleased to see that many of The Post’s candidates were also on NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia PAC’s list of endorsed pro-choice candidates: Delegate Adam Ebbin- Senate District 30 Barbara Favola- Senate District 31 Senator Janet Howell-…

What will you do now Governor McDonnell?

By: Staff This past Saturday, hundreds of pro-choice activists gathered in Monroe Park in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Our message to Governor McDonnell was simple – end the war on Virginia women. We heard from college students, young women, abortion providers, members of the faith community, state elected officials and national activists and organizers. Carmen Berkley,…

Understanding the regulatory process

By Kerry In case you missed it while preparing for Hurricane Irene, the Virginia Department of Health released its much anticipated draft emergency regulations last Friday for women’s health centers providing first-trimester abortions. As NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia executive director, Tarina Keene told Mother Jones earlier this week, the proposed regulations as currently drafted will impose…

Tarina discusses Virginia abortion regulations with Rachel Maddow

By NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Last night, our executive director, Tarina Keene, went on The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the potential impacts upcoming abortion regulations could have on Virginia women. Check out the video below, and read more at NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Blog for Choice.