An Update on Tuesday’s Virginia elections from Virginia Society for Human Life: every vote counts!

Dear Friends, Every vote will count! Let me repeat that. EVERY vote will count! There is absolutely no doubt that pro-life voters can make the difference in this year’s elections in Virginia. Pro-life voters can bring a margin of victory in a race as tight as this one between Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe for …

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Pro-Life Cuccinelli Draws within 4 points of pro-abortion McAuliffe in race for governor of Virginia

By Dave Andrusko Next Tuesday Virginians will elect a new governor. The choices could hardly be more stark. Ken Cuccinelli is the pro-life Attorney General; Terry McAuliffe is a pro-abortion Democratic operative with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton. The major newspapers loathe Cuccinelli and have clobbered him hammer and tong. Negative advertising by …

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More about judge’s decision to allow lawsuit against Virginia abortion clinic regulations to go forward

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday, NRL News Today wrote about a decision by an Arlington County judge to allow a lawsuit to go forward, challenging new abortion clinic regulations passed by the Virginia Board of Health in April. (See “Judge allows lawsuit against Virginia abortion clinic regulations to go forward”) I had little to go …

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Which Gubernatorial Candidates in Virginia and New Jersey are “Extreme” on Abortion?

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director Often, when the media are discussing upcoming elections, candidates are referred to as “extreme” on abortion. Almost always that label is unfairly applied to the pro-life candidate, even when the pro-abortion candidate holds positions on abortion way outside the mainstream. Gubernatorial elections will be held in …

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Even pro-abortion newspapers in Virginia find McAuliffe shallow and glib

By Dave Andrusko Two very different reads on the gubernatorial contest between pro-life Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and pro-abortion Democratic operative Terry McAuliffe. The good news for McAuliffe, although it will be fascinating to see how long it lasts, is that he has a 5 point lead in two recent polls. He is up …

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s “layered grassroots outreach” a typical smear attack against a pro-life candidate

By Dave Andrusko Here’s a quick update on what promises to be a race for governor in Virginia that’ll to down to the last week (“Pro-abortion Democrats dust off old play book to smear Ken Cuccinelli”). As far as I can tell there have been no newer public polls released on the contest between pro-abortion …

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“The Obama campaign writ small”—Pro-abortion Terry McAuliffe’s bid to be governor of Virginia

By Dave Andrusko My family lives in Virginia and we have resided here long enough to watch the state turn “purple”—neither red nor blue. Given that reality—and the fact that only Virginia and New Jersey have gubernatorial elections this year—an enormous amount of time and money will be poured in to the Commonwealth. And did …

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Cuccinelli certifies New Abortion Clinic Regulations, governor will receive them in next month of two

By Dave Andrusko It’s still a long way from over, but when Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Wednesday certified new abortion regulations approved by the state board of Health September 14, it means the revised regulations should be on the desk of Gov. Bob McDonnell in the next couple of months. If McDonnell approves …

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Virginia Board of Health reverses decision that exempted existing abortion clinics from new clinic regulations

By Dave Andrusko By an overwhelming 13-2 vote, the Virginia Board of Health today reversed its June ruling that exempted the 20 existing abortion clinics from a new law mandating abortion clinics be treated like outpatient surgical centers. The Board’s surprising 7-4 decision June 15 followed intense lobbying by pro-abortion forces. The following month Virginia …

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Virginia Board of Health to meet this week to reconsider abortion clinic regulations

By Dave Andrusko Next Friday, the Virginia Board of Health will meet to reconsider a proposed set of abortion clinic regulations from which the board voted in June to exempt existing clinics. That surprise 7-4 vote delighted pro-abortionists—who showed up in force — and outraged pro-lifers who pointed out that when the Virginia legislature passed …

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Cuccinelli Refuses to Accept abortion clinic regs issued by Virginia State Board of Health

        By Dave Andrusko On Monday the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sent a memo to State Health Commissioner Karen Remley, refusing to certify regulations the State Board of Health issued last month, saying the Board exceeded its statutory authority in exempting existing abortion clinics from a new law intended …

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Pro-abortionists turn up heat on Virginia Attorney General

By Dave Andrusko Pro-abortionists in Virginia, having driven the “war on women” bus by turning a routine requirement into a dastardly plot, are having a second go at it. This time the object of their wrath is not the use of an ultrasound (which virtually every abortion clinic in Virginia already uses) but a requirement …

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