FILE - Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022.  Voters in a handful of states will weigh in on abortion in this year’s election in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and left abortion rights to the states.  (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Post-Roe Abortion Bans Have Led to Devastating Outcomes for Women, Study Finds

Women have suffered through ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, fetal anomalies, and other complications, but have found it difficult to get the care they need due to restrictive abortion bans.

Richmond, Virginia USA - July 8, 2022: Scenes from a reproductive rights rally and march at Monroe Park, sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Virginia. 

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What Virginians Should Know About North Carolina’s New Abortion Ban

Earlier this week, GOP legislators in North Carolina overturned the governor’s veto of a ban on abortions after 12 weeks. Despite being a state away, this new abortion ban will impact folks living in the Old Dominion.

Del. Lashrecse Aird, D-Petersburg, gestures as she delivers a speech on redistricting during the House session at the Capitol, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Could Be Key to Abortion Access in the South. Its Laws Could Hinge on This Democratic Primary

As abortion access continues to dwindle in the South, its future in Virginia is set to loom large in this fall’s legislative elections. But this summer, before the parties duke it out for control of the statehouse, abortion rights advocates are eyeing a key primary that will pit Lashrecse Aird against the last anti-abortion-rights Democrat in Virginia. 

FILE - Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks during a news conference about U.S.-Japan cooperation on economic issues, April 27, 2023, in Tokyo. Joined by Jewish faith and community leaders, Youngkin hosted an event Monday, May 8, to ceremonially sign a bill supporters say will help Virginia better track and combat growing instances of antisemitism. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Virginia’s Top Republican Just Reminded Everyone that Abortion is on the Ballot in November

Gov. Glenn Youngkin reaffirmed this week his goal to curtail reproductive freedom in the commonwealth, reminding Virginians that their fundamental rights are at stake in this November’s elections.

A sign outside a clinic that provides abortions in Richmond, Va. (Sarah Vogelsong / Virginia Mercury)
56% of Virginia Abortions Were Performed Via Medication in 2021

According to data from the Virginia Department of Health, 56% of the roughly 17,000 induced terminations of pregnancy — the state’s legal term for abortion — that occurred in the state in 2021 were the result of medication. 

FILE - Three members of the Women's March group protest in support of access to abortion medication outside the Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 in Amarillo, Texas. Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Texas judge who sparked a legal firestorm with an unprecedented ruling halting approval of the nation's most common method of abortion, Friday, April 7, 2023, is a former attorney for a religious liberty legal group with a long history pushing conservative causes. (AP Photo/David Erickson)
What the Latest Abortion Pill Ruling Means for You

The 5th Circuit’s ruling maintains mifepristone’s availability for now, but severely limits access in ways that could harm patients seeking abortion care.

Judge’s Abortion Pill Ruling Could Have Widespread Consequences On Health Care Access

Access to the abortion medication mifepristone has been called into question following the issuance of competing rulings in Texas and Washington.