Victory against “Personhood”…but the fight goes on!

Ladies and gentleman, We have a victory on our hands! And I’m not just talking about the election — although obviously, WE ARE PUMPED. But even considering the recent reelection of pro-choice President Obama (and of course the fact that Virginia  stayed blue), this victory is still pretty huge. Let’s start with some background. During…

Virginia Women Trapped by Board of Health Decision

Hi Everyone: My name is Alena Yarmosky and I am the new Advocacy & Communications Manager with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia.  I joined the NARAL VA team two weeks ago, and have loved getting to know all of our amazing volunteers and supporters. I look forward to working with you all in the coming weeks and…

2012 General Assembly Session in Review – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Tarina Keene, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia The 2012 Virginia General Assembly session has finally come to an end. However, the general assembly adjourned without passing a budget because pro-choice senators would not stand by while funding for initiatives like the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPI) were being cut. They have a list…

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”…

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…

Why won’t delegates proposing “personhood” listen to people?

By guest blogger Hannah I’ll admit, when NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia put out the announcement that the delegates from Prince William County and surrounding areas were hosting a town hall meeting, I anticipated a scene straight from the TV show Parks and Recreation. I imagined being surrounded by concerned voters – all of whom would voice…

Looking back on the elections and looking ahead

By NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia guest blogger Laura It’s been a roller coaster of an election season and it’s not even 2012. Last Tuesday’s election wasn’t a defeat for pro-choice policy. But the results put Virginia women’s healthcare in a perilous position and mean we can’t rest. The state’s GOP – which already controls the House…