Attorney General Cuccinelli: practicing medicine without a license?

By Staff This weekend, we got more evidence that Virginia’s new regulations singling out abortion providers are about one thing only: a political agenda to eliminate access to safe, legal abortion in Virginia. On Saturday, Larry O’Dell of the Associated Press released a story titled, “Some medical advisors question abortion rules.” The story focused on…

Pro-Choice Candidate of the Day: Pamela Danner, House District 34

by NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia guest blogger Brett Copeland 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…

Pro-Choice Candidate of the Day: Senator Edd Houck, Senate District 17

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

Pro-Choice Candidate of the Day: Shawn Mitchell, Senate District 13

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

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…

We must continue to stand up for women’s health

By NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia As we wrote yesterday, women’s health centers in Virginia will soon be subject to new, politically-motivated regulations. An article in yesterday’s Chesterfield Observer further discussed the upcoming new regulations: Senate Bill 924 passed the General Assembly earlier this year, requiring all health facilities that perform five or more first trimester abortions…

The launch of a new campaign to take on Gov. McDonnell

By NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Virginia’s Governor McDonnell is moving onto the national stage as the new chair of the Republican Governor’s Association. According to Politico: [Texas Governor Rick Perry will] be joined by Virginia’s Bob McDonnell, who will replace him as chairman of the Republican Governors Association — a perch that is all but guaranteed…

What Happened and What is Ahead?

By Sara Cardelle Once a year, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia hosts a Legislative Debriefing event following the General Assembly session as an opportunity for our members and activists to meet and hear from our pro-choice legislature allies. This year, we had nearly 40 pro-choice supporters, which is our largest attendance to date. The audience had an…

Lesson Learned

By: Brett Copeland, League of Young Leaders (LoYL) Co-Chair Guest Blogger Last week I went to my first volunteer training with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. Frankly, it left me appalled and inspired—appalled at how much anti-choice activity is going on in the state at any one time and inspired that I now know how to do…