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Virginia Abortion

Laura Bassett

Meet The Anti-Abortion Movement's Last Hope In Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Virginia Republicans' staunchly anti-abortion candidates for governor and lieutenant governor trailing drastically among women in t...

Virginia's Harsh Abortion Clinic Regulations Challenged In Lawsuit

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 08.14.2013 | DC

A Northern Virginia health clinic has filed the first legal challenge to new state Board of Health regulations governing Virginia's first-trimester ab...

Virginia Abortion Bill Blocks Coverage In Health Care Exchange

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

The General Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved an amendment by Gov. Bob McDonnell that will bar insurers that participate in the upcoming federal...

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.

Republican Compares Abortion Clinics To Concentration Camps

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

A Republican state lawmaker in Virginia stirred controversy on Tuesday when he used the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade to compare abo...

Laura Bassett

Virginia GOP Tried To Cut A Deal On Abortion, Dems Say

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

GOP Gov Quietly Certifies Revised Abortion Clinic Regulations

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

Gov. Bob McDonnell has certified health regulations that impose strict hospital construction standards on Virginia abortion clinics -- triggering the ...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall Claims Republicans Out To Quash Anti-Abortion Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Virginia Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William), the author of the state's fetal personhood bill, says he has always been a bit of a thorn in the side o...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Health Commissioner Resigns Over Abortion Clinic Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Karen Remley announced her resignation on Thursday, citing the heavily politicized abortion clinic regulations that t...

Laura Bassett

Virginia's Anti-Abortion Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Virginia Attorney General Makes New Move On Abortion

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 07.17.2012 | DC

Richmond, Va. -- Virginia's attorney general has refused to certify new abortion clinic regulations, saying the state Board of Health unlawfully strip...

WATCH: Rob Delaney Weighs In On VA Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 04.27.2012 | Comedy

Comedian Rob Delaney might have built his fan base by being ridiculously funny on Twitter, but that doesn't mean his opinions are relegated to his com...

John Celock

NOW President Calls Wisconsin Single Parent Bill 'Astonishing New Front'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The president of the National Organization for Women described a Wisconsin bill, based on the idea that single parenting could lead to child abuse, as...

John Celock

Controversial Bill Cost Virginia Lawmaker Sex With Wife

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Virginia's controversial transvaginal ultrasound bill hit one Republican lawmaker close to home. In the bedroom, to be precise. He said a fellow lawma...

John Celock

Lawmakers Kill Controversial Personhood Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

In an unexpected move, the Virginia Senate killed the state's personhood bill, a key victory for women's groups seeking to battle the current proposal...

John Celock

GOP Leader: Abortion Is A 'Lifestyle Convenience'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

A top Republican legislative leader in Virginia described abortion as a "lifestyle convenience" during the floor debate on a controversial measure to ...

Laura Bassett

State Lawmaker Attaches Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday ...

Laura Bassett

Abortions To Become Scarce In Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

The Virginia Board of Health passed the most severe abortion clinic regulations in the nation on Thursday, which health advocates say could effectivel...

Laura Bassett

Top Anti-Abortion Lobbyist In Regulation Debate Married To Top State Health Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

A prominent anti-abortion lobbyist in Virginia who has been pushing the administration to adopt strict regulations for abortion clinics over the past ...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Women Could Lose Access To Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

There are 22 facilities that provide first-trimester abortions in Virginia, and all of them may have to close their doors over the next two years if t...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Tells Abortion Clinics Where To Set The Thermostat

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.25.2011 | Women

The Virginia Department of Health will release proposed clinic regulations on Friday that target abortion providers and could potentially shut many of...