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Samantha Lachman

Virginia House Blocks Changes To Abortion Clinic Regulations | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The saga over Virginia's regulations of abortion clinics continued Thursday as the Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates pas...

Laura Bassett

State Official Decides To Change Harsh Abortion Clinic Regulations | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine announced her decision on Wednesday that the state's tough restrictions on abortion clinics should be ...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Governor Orders Review Of Harsh Abortion Clinic Regulations | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced on Monday that he is appointing five new members to the state Board of Health and ordering the board to re...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Abortion Clinic Fights New Restrictions In Court | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

An OB-GYN clinic in Falls Church, Va., had its first hearing on Wednesday in a case against a new set of abortion restrictions that are threatening to...

Laura Bassett

Candidate Called 'Extreme' For Supporting Abortion Rights | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Virginia Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R) has long been called "extreme" by women's rights groups for his efforts to ou...

Laura Bassett

Virginia's New Restrictions Could Shut Down All Abortion Clinics In The State | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

The Virginia Board of Health voted 11 to 2 on Friday to pass a restrictive set of abortion clinic regulations that opponents say could shut down all 2...

Make Your Voice Heard on Reproductive Rights

Mark Herring | Posted 05.25.2013 | DC
Mark Herring

Our position is very simple and widely supported outside the extremist circles that dominate our state government: Personal medical decisions should be left to a woman and her doctor. But the laws being pushed by Ken Cuccinelli and his backers reject that fundamental premise.

Laura Bassett

State GOP Blocks Repeal Of Mandatory Ultrasound Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

A Republican-controlled committee in the Virginia State Senate voted 8-7 on Thursday to block Democrats' efforts to repeal a new mandatory ultrasound ...

Laura Bassett

Virginia GOP Tried To Cut A Deal On Abortion, Dems Say | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

Republican state legislators in Virginia want so badly for the public to forget about the state's recent legislative battles over abortion that they h...

Laura Bassett

Virginia's Anti-Abortion Regulations | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

Under pressure from Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Virginia Board of Health voted on Friday to pass a set of building...

Laura Bassett

State Health Board To Vote On Virginia Abortion Clinic Rules | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

The Virginia Board of Health is set to vote Friday on proposed regulations that would force all first-trimester abortion providers in the state to mee...