By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life 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 pro-life beliefs before heading to Camp Joshua as a rising junior in high school, I was amazed at what a …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"
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"