NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Blog recent posts
‘Ain’t I A Woman?’ A Discussion on the Black Woman, Voting Rights, and Feminism
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:44:21 +0000
This Tuesday, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia will host ‘Ain’t I A Woman?’ A Discussion on the Black Woman, Voting Rights, And Feminism. Sojourner Truth famously asked the question ‘Ain’t I a woman?’ However, for Black women supporting the feminist movement, that question still seems relevant. It’s impossible to separate our gender from our race, and that...
What We Wanted to Say
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:12:20 +0000
Last Thursday, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia members and dozens of women from across the Commonwealth woke up before dawn to drive hours to Richmond. They came armed with personal stories about the ways reproductive healthcare and abortion access have impacted their lives and their communities. Supporters, including students, medical professionals, mothers, and concerned citizens, were prepared...
2017 Women’s Equality Coalition Lobby Day Ends with Signed Regulations to Scrap TRAP!
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 23:08:24 +0000
Our 2017 Women's Equality Coalition Lobby Day brought citizen lobbyists to the Capitol to make our voices heard to the General Assembly, and concluded with Governor McAuliffe signing amended TRAP regulations on abortion providers.
A note from the NARAL Pro-Choice VA team on what’s next
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:41:00 +0000
Dear friends, Shock. Anger. Heart wrenching grief. These are the emotions I and everyone here on the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia team have gone through in cycles since Tuesday’s election results. But I know we are not alone – and I hope you do not feel alone either. We will keep our heads high and our...
Stories from the Board of Health
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:59:13 +0000
Last week, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, our volunteers, activists, and progressive partners joined together in Richmond to share testimony and stories against TRAP restrictions. View our press release on the Board of Health meeting.
How did we get here? Our five-year fight to “Scrap TRAP” and protect abortion access in Virginia
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:17:41 +0000
On February 24, 2011, the General Assembly passed a sneak attack on abortion providers by attaching a last-minute targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) amendment to a nursing home regulation bill. With it, they began one of the most critical battles for abortion access in our state in decades. At multiple points over the past...
Community Organizing with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:38:11 +0000
by laura foronda, 2016 summer community organizing intern Throughout the summer, I have learned different skills and gained a lot of knowledge, all thanks to my NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia internship. The reason I wanted to work for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia was because I believe that every woman deserves the respect to make decisions regarding her...
Summer Tabling with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:48:11 +0000
by Anna Coughlan, Communications & Advocacy Intern Throughout May and June, I have been heading up several tabling events for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia throughout Northern Virginia. Overall, the experience has been positively invigorating.  I’ve been able to connect with all sorts of different people in the NoVa community, most of whom are pro-choice and excited...
TRAP Comment Delivery
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:25:57 +0000
By Laura Foronda, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia volunteer On June 29th, 2016, I was lucky enough to join in on hand-delivering 5,500+ comments to the Virginia Board of Health. The experience of walking into the Virginia Board of Health a couple days after the landmark Supreme Court case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, has been memorable....
Volunteer Spotlight: June 2016
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20:45:51 +0000
Dannielle Flynn Hampton Roads, VA Dannielle is a longtime activist for women’s rights and women’s health, having worked tirelessly with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia for over a year to bring awareness of TRAP laws to the Hampton Roads area.  Dannielle plans to continue her work through the Hampton Roads voter registration initiative and through the various discussion...