New Bills to Watch! The General Assembly Special Session — an extension of the just-finished regular session — started yesterday and there is something new to bring to your attention (see below). Updates on the other bills we have been following will come tomorrow. All the bills we have warned you about before are in …Continue reading "General Assembly Special Session Update!"
Vote pro-life on Nov. 5! Please help us elect pro-life legislators to Virginia’s Assembly. Virginia’s unborn children need legislators who will stand against the New York-style abortion on demand laws that Delegate Kathy Tran tried to pass in Virginia in January. Every state House and Senate seat is up for re-election. Do you know where …Continue reading "Don’t let a New York style abortion through birth law pass in Virginia!"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) Only days ago, California’s Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new, first of its kind law that will require all tax-payer funded public universities to make chemical abortion available to students. That’s right, the Governor of California has decided it is reasonable to force the …Continue reading "Will your tax dollars pay for abortion on Virginia campuses?"
By Dave Andrusko Proving once again you never know what judges will do, on Monday U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson upheld three important Virginia laws— that women have an ultrasound and counseling 24 hours before an abortion; and the requirement that only a licensed doctor may perform abortions. In his 67-page decision, Judge Hudson …Continue reading "Judge upholds Virginia’s 24 hour waiting period, ultrasound, and physicians-only requirements"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) Radical pro-abortion politicians like Governor Ralph Northam, abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and their activist supporters are determined to push for abortion-on-demand up until birth and beyond, all paid for with YOUR taxpayer dollars. We are just as determined to prevent Virginia from becoming …Continue reading "2019 Virginia Pro-Life Survey: Your Response Needed Without Delay!"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) This year’s VSHL Camp Joshua 2019 is over and was another great success. The campers had fun, made friends, heard interesting speakers on a range of topics and began their training to become the pro-life leaders of the future. The comments from one camper …Continue reading "Camp Joshua 2019—Another Great Success—and a look ahead to the 2019 elections"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life Editor’s note. Even if you do not have teenagers of your own, you can help Camp Joshua by donating here. This comment from a recent Camp Joshua attendee will give you some idea why Camp Joshua is so important. “While I was convicted in my …Continue reading "What is Camp Joshua? Why is Camp Joshua important for your teen to attend?"
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 Dave Andrusko As we discussed last month, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson is hearing a lawsuit brought by the Falls Church Healthcare Center, the Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, and “Dr. Jane Doe” against four Virginia laws on abortion. The Abortion Lobby is challenging requirements that (1) only …Continue reading "Virginia Health Inspectors testify to unsanitary, and unsafe conditions prior to state inspection of abortion clinics"
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"