By Dave Andrusko One week after he reversed himself and said a trial was needed after all, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson heard Monday from a man who served as the medical director of a Planned Parenthood chapter in Oregon who testified that abortion is “one of the safest medical procedures that exist” and …Continue reading "Trial opens in challenge to four Virginia abortion laws, including physicians-only requirement"
By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today reported last week, in an unprecedented decision, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, following the lead of the abortion lobby, ruled that Virginia’s law requiring doctors to perform most abortions was “unduly burdensome” and therefore unconstitutional. And as the Washington Post’s Laura Vozzella wrote last night, “It was …Continue reading "Judge reverses himself. Trial, not summary judgement, will decide whether non-physicians can perform first trimester abortions in Virginia"
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 Virginia Society for Human Life (VSH) A crowd of over 6,500 people from every area of the Commonwealth of Virginia gathered on Wednesday on the steps of the Capitol building for the second time in just two months to be seen and heard by legislators. They came to protest the shocking comments made in …Continue reading "Thousands of Pro-life Virginians Participate in a March for Life in Richmond"
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) 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 Dave Andrusko The symbolism could not possibly be exaggerated. A rally of at least 500 to 700 pro-lifers coming together Saturday in response to pro-abortion Del. Kathy Tran’s proposed legislation that would have stripped away all pro-life protections and allowed unrestricted abortion up to birth and to the shocking comments of pro-abortion Va. Gov. …Continue reading "Casting a much-needed light into the dark minds of radical pro-abortionists in Virginia"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) Governor Ralph Northam appeared on a program on WTOP, a Northern Virginia radio station, Wednesday and stunned listeners when he defended the bill that was introduced by Del. Kathy Tran (D) this year to allow abortion up to birth in the Commonwealth with absolutely …Continue reading "Virginia’s Governor has Shocked the Nation with His Cruelty"
By Dave Andrusko The first rule of thumb in the world of abortion on demand is to insist that whatever the manically pro-abortion are promoting, it is either being “misunderstood” or is in response to (and therefore the fault of) “Republicans” and/or “pro-lifers.” I bring you Virginia’s new pro-abortion Gov. Ralph Northam who packaged himself …Continue reading "The ”Repeal Act” in Virginia is every bit as radical as pro-lifers say it is: just ask the House sponsor"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) Pro-abortion bills defeated! The week before “crossover “ at the General Assembly (the last day for bills to be heard in the House or the Senate before they cross over to the opposite chamber) is always busy as many committees in both the House …Continue reading "Good News Update from the Virginia General Assembly and the Trouble Ahead!"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life Things never slow down in Virginia for those of us committed to protecting innocent human life. Let me tell you about three important developments we need your help with. The pro-life movie about abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” has opened across the USA. Even …Continue reading "Gosnell movie, elections top action items for Virginia pro-lifers"