NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Blog recent posts
Power of Choice 2017: Award Recipients
Thu, 04 May 2017 19:38:05 +0000
At this year’s Power of Choice event, we’ll be celebrating NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s 15th anniversary year, hearing from all three of our pro-choice statewide elected officials, and coming together to support the hard work we have ahead for reproductive freedom!We also take this chance each year to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond...
When it Comes to Virginia Politics, Trust Virginians
Tue, 02 May 2017 17:45:27 +0000
by Anna Malinowski, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Charlottesville Organizing Fellow Do you know that a lot of Presidents were born in Virginia? Eight, to be exact. That’s the most of any state. If you grew up in Virginia, you probably knew that. In fact, you’ve probably been to at least two of their houses for school...
Campus Update: UMW Students Launch Conversation on Reproductive Health
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:26:02 +0000
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia works with students across the Commonwealth to change the dialogue about abortion and reproductive health care and build a new generation of reproductive health advocates. Below, Caroline Flynn, Vice President of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s University of Mary Washington chapter wrote about what the newest group of student organizers have been up to...
Combatting Silence, One Positive Presence at a Time
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:19:38 +0000
Every Saturday for the past few months, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia activists and volunteers have been setting their alarms, waking up early, donning hats, coats, and gloves, and heading over to the Falls Church Women’s Health Clinic. Why? The Falls Church Women’s Health Clinic attracts anti-choice protesters determined to shame, stigmatize, and terrify women heading into...
What Happens when Our Activists Knock Doors in an Anti-Choice Senator’s Neighborhood?
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:36:45 +0000
This past Saturday, our team trekked over 4 hours (hello, 95 traffic) down to Henrico for a day well spent knocking doors in the district of our infamous OB-GYN state Senator, Siobhan Dunnavant (R-12) with flyers and yard signs in tow. Why would we spend our weekend traveling 200+ miles, you say? Senator Siobhan Dunnavant,...
Guest Post: After the 2017 General Assembly, I’m more fired up than ever
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:00:19 +0000
This February, I had the opportunity to join NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia for my first ever legislative session in Richmond. We focused primarily on two bills: HB 2264, which would allow the state of Virginia to defund Planned Parenthood and HB 2267, to ensure women in the Commonwealth can receive up to 12 months of oral...
One More Day to Scrap TRAP
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:13:22 +0000
The first 60 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have dealt us blow after blow. Between signing the Global Gag Rule (just three days after the monumentally successful Women’s March on Washington!), Muslim Ban 1.0 and 2.0, vows to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and growing evidence of Russian interference in our election process, we’ve come...
Guest Post: How I Became an Activist (And You Can Too!)
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:02:44 +0000
By Megan Kinkel When I first signed up to volunteer with NARAL Pro Choice Virginia, I was invited to attend a press conference held by our Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, where he announced his plan to provide Virginia women with affordable Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs). Prior to that day, I had virtually no experience...
What the heck happened during the 2017 General Assembly?
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:02:43 +0000
Part Three: The Activism In years past, legislators in the General Assembly have come to realize that when a reproductive health bill is up for debate, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia advocates will be present to testify, lobby, and, if needed, protest. This year was no exception. NPCV advocates and volunteers traveled to Richmond nearly a dozen...
International Women’s Day in the Trump Era
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:56:33 +0000
Every year we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. We use the day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women throughout history and call attention to the work yet to be done for complete social, economic, and political equality. This year, International Women’s Day takes on a whole new sense of urgency. With Donald...

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