NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Blog recent posts
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...
What the heck happened during the 2017 General Assembly?
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:26:36 +0000
Part Two: The Bad We’re still savoring our successes from the 2017 General Assembly session, but we can’t forget the major defeats. With the entire House of Delegates up for reelection this November, we kept a close eye on which politicians supported pro-choice policies – and which politicians fought to block or roll back reproductive...
What the heck happened during the 2017 General Assembly?
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:03:49 +0000
Part One: The Good After weeks of hearings, debates, and protests, the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session is over. As the dust settles, we’re looking back at a tumultuous series of ups and downs (a few more downs than ups, to be honest). We had a jam-packed six weeks. Our rockstar activists traveled to Richmond...
‘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...

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