Trial opens in challenge to four Virginia abortion laws, including physicians-only requirement

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 …

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Judge reverses himself. Trial, not summary judgement, will decide whether non-physicians can perform first trimester abortions in Virginia

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 …

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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) 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” …

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Thousands of Pro-life Virginians Participate in a March for Life in Richmond

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 …

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It’s time to 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, …

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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) 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 …

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Casting a much-needed light into the dark minds of radical pro-abortionists in Virginia

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. …

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Virginia’s Governor has Shocked the Nation with His Cruelty

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 …

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The ”Repeal Act” in Virginia is every bit as radical as pro-lifers say it is: just ask the House sponsor

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 …

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Good News Update from the Virginia General Assembly and the Trouble Ahead!

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 …

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Gosnell movie, elections top action items for Virginia pro-lifers

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 …

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