BREAKING: Help repeal VA mandatory ultrasound law NOW!

Last night, pro-choice Virginians won a huge victory when Lynwood Lewis was officially declared the next state Senator from District 6. With this narrow win, Democrats are poised to possibly take control over the Virginia senate with a 20-20 split and pro-choice champion Ralph Northam as the tie-breaking vote! Unfortunately, extreme anti-choice politicians will stop…

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…

Forced Ultrasounds In Effect In Virginia

Guest Post by Legal Intern Chris Lewis: The controversial, unnecessary, and intrusive mandatory ultrasound law is now in effect in the Commonwealth.    Starting this week, any Virginian seeking to exercise her constitutional right to get an abortion must first get an ultrasound, regardless of the medical advice of her doctor.  The law, which was passed…

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”…

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…

Anti-choice crusaders seek to bulldoze through new regulations

Now that the dust has settled from the surprise last minute attack on abortion rights during this year’s General Assembly session, we can look back and see what exactly happened and what we can expect next. Anti-choice legislators who oppose access to comprehensive reproductive health care have been trying to pass legislation for nearly two…

General Assembly Update: February 9

As you may know, yesterday was Crossover Day at the General Assembly. This means we are halfway through 2011’s session. We have had a wild ride so far, and still have work to do before the session concludes. So let’s get right to it, with this week’s General Assembly update. Let’s start with the good…

General Assembly Update: January 25

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to this week’s 2011 General Assembly update! The Assembly is moving quickly during this 45-day session, so let’s get you caught up to speed on where the reproductive choice bills are. First, the bad. HB 1428- Singling out abortion providers As we noted on Friday, The House Health, Welfare and Institutions…