By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life In a three hour session Thursday held in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge Henry E. Hudson heard the closing arguments in the case of Falls Church Medical Center, LLC v. Oliver. The plaintiffs are challenging four Virginia laws on …Continue reading "Federal Judge hears closing arguments in pro-abortion challenge to four Virginia abortion laws"
By Olivia Gans Turner, VSHL President Spring in Virginia is always beautiful and no less busy for pro-lifers than any other season. A court case in Richmond, multiple primary elections, speeches to mark the 100 year anniversary of women’s suffrage, the annual VSHL Oratory Contest, and an exhibit booth at the Home Educators Association of …Continue reading "Virginia Society for Human Life’s Spring News Roundup"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) Federal District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson, in a shocking decision handed down Monday, struck down a Virginia law that prohibits advanced practice clinicians, including nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants, from performing abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy. Laws requiring that “physicians only” …Continue reading "Federal Judge ignores Supreme Court ruling to overturn Va. law requiring that only physicians perform first trimester abortions"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) In response to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s obnoxious comments about allowing abortion survivors to be left to die, there has been a renewed push to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act through Congress. Unfortunately, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) is preventing a vote …Continue reading "Action Alert: Contact your Member of Congress about the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) Last week, on the eve of the enormously successful Rally and March for Life, VSHL held a special event to honor the courageous pro-life stand taken by state Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15), the House Majority Leader during the tumultuous 2019 session of the General …Continue reading "Virginia Society for Human Life Honors Pro-Life House Majority Leader and Pro-life Speaker of the House"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) In less than 24 hours, Pro-life Virginians will arrive in the thousands to be seen and heard by our elected officials and the media. We have a message to deliver: Virginia is pro-life! There are new details about street closures, parking, buses, drop offs, …Continue reading "It’s time to March for Life in Richmond!"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) When the General Assembly opened on January 9th and the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment was the first bill heard in the Senate, few could have predicted how much would happen in the weeks that followed! In total, eight different pro-abortion bills were introduced, including …Continue reading "2019 was the year of surprises and victories for Life at the Virginia General Assembly"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) In an attempt to fix a dangerous and deadly portion of Virginia’s surrogacy laws, on Monday several pro-life state Senators rose on the floor to expose an ugly truth about the issue of surrogate motherhood in Virginia. The fact is that contracts dealing with …Continue reading "The Ugly Truth about Selective Reduction Abortion Debated on the Floor of the Virginia Senate!"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) The pro-abortion ERA supporters have one last trick up their sleeves. They will attempt a rules change on Thursday, February 21st. Please email or call your Delegate and ask them to STOP THE ERA! Tell them to Vote YES on Del. Gilbert’s motion HR …Continue reading "Action Alert!: Please email and call your Virginia Delegate Today!"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) With only a week and a half to go before the close of the 2019 Virginia General Assembly, there is still so much pro-life work to get done! *A vote was taken Wednesday by the Senate Courts of Justice Committee on HB 1979. This …Continue reading "Still Saving Lives in Richmond!"
By Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) Approximately 1,000 people made the long trip to Richmond, the state capital, to share their outrage today that Democratic leaders in the Commonwealth have shown their true intentions– to pass radical and extremist pro-abortion bills that would wipe out any and all protective pro-life laws from Virginia. The …Continue reading "Pro-life Virginians Make Their Voices Heard in Richmond at “Commonwealth Rally for Life”"
One dangerous bill still left: the ERA This is “crossover” week at the General Assembly when all the bills passed by one chamber will cross over to the other. Most of the pro-abortion bills have been defeated in both the House and Senate already, but there is still one dangerous bill left. Since the pro-abortion …Continue reading "Legislative update from the Virginia Society for Human Life!"