2012 Power of Choice Recap

Yesterday, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia held our second annual “Power of Choice” event, celebrating the organizations tenth anniversary year and our ongoing fight to defend reproductive freedom in Virginia. The event was held at the beautiful Waterview Conference Center, located on the 24th floor at the edge of Rosslyn and the Potomac River. The panoramic view…

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.

Update: Draft abortion regulations to be released tomorrow

The Richmond-Times Dispatch reports today that “a draft of emergency Virginia Department of Health regulations that could effectively force the closure of most of the state’s abortion clinics is expected to be made public Friday, a week ahead of schedule.” As readers are aware by now, these new regulations come after abortion opponents used political…

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…

Celebrating women, one story at a time…

By Rebecca Lenn, LoYL Board Member All of us have a story to tell, but rarely are we asked to share it, especially when it’s a story about health, sickness, strength and resilience as women. And when it is told, too often does it fall on deaf ears. That’s why last Thursday’s LUNAFEST event was…

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…