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…

Exposing Ken Cuccinelli’s “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

Earlier this week, we published shocking new audio from Virginia “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs). The audio – recorded undercover at two Virginia CPCs – includes a CPC staffer not only spreading misinformation about abortion, but telling a woman that the birth-control pill causes breast cancer and that condoms “don’t work.” (Download the full audio from the…

2013 Power of Choice Recap

By Caitlin Bancroft, Legal Intern Earlier this week NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia held our third annual Power of Choice event. It was a great evening and a wonderful chance reflect, celebrate, and enjoy the company of fellow reproductive rights activists! We were very excited to have many pro-choice elected officials in attendance including: Delegate Mark Kean,…

2013 Gen. Assembly Review!

The 2013 General Assembly session was fast and furious! Between attacks on birth control, pro-choice repeal bills, and sneaky amendments in the works, you may be confused about what exactly this year’s GA session means for the women of Virginia. But don’t worry – we’re here to break it down. This year pro-choice champions in…

Governor McDonnell’s Behind-the-Scenes Abortion Ban

Last year, Governor McDonnell faced statewide and national outrage (not to mention ridicule and mockery from the unforgiving world of late-night television) after pushing egregious legislative attacks on the women of Virginia. You would think that after the barrage of media scrutiny and an outpouring of fury from Virginian women, McDonnell might have learned some…

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…

Get ready to vote pro-choice in 2012, Virginia!

The 2012 General Election is November 6, 2012! Mark your calendars and read on for the information you need to make sure you’re ready to vote. Voting for pro-choice candidates in each and every election is one of the most important ways you can take action to protect reproductive freedom in Virginia and nationwide. First…

What does yesterday’s election mean for choice?

By staff Yesterday was one of the biggest elections for choice in Virginia in the past few years. From 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. voters across the state went to the polls to vote on all 140 General Assembly seats. At stake this year was the state Senate, which is currently mixed-choice. This means that…

Pro-choice champions under attack

By: Staff Just over a month away from the November 8 statewide election in Virginia, anti-choice politicians and groups are pulling out all the stops. Their ultimate goal – to take over the General Assembly and pursue an aggressive campaign to undermine women’s health. In Senate District 17 in Fredericksburg, long-time pro-choice champion Edd Houck…

Calling out the intention of new abortion regulations

We are just over one week out from the September 15 Board of Health meeting in which the Board will vote on new, draft regulations on women’s health centers in Virginia. Since the Virginia Department of Health issued draft regulations a couple of weeks ago, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia has been working hard as part of…