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Abortion-rights protester Trish Manzke speaks into a bullhorn during a protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday. Whatever the outcome, the Politico report represents an extremely rare breach of the court's secretive deliberation process, and on a case of surpassing importance. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
The Future of Abortion Access in Virginia Is (Still) Uncertain

As the debate around the potential fall of Roe v. Wade continues, reproductive rights have once again become a widely-discussed topic in the commonwealth.

Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday. Whatever the outcome, the Politico report represents an extremely rare breach of the court's secretive deliberation process, and on a case of surpassing importance. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Virginia Politicians React To Leaked SCOTUS Draft

In the wake of the shocking news, many of Virginia's politicians took to Twitter to talk about their feelings towards protecting Roe v. Wade, nearly 50 years after it was decided.

From left, Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., Rep. Lucy McBath, Ga., talk about their legislation aimed at capping the price of insulin, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 31, 2022. The bill would keep consumers' out-of-pocket costs at no more than $35 per month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
US House Passes $35-a-Month Insulin Cap

On March 31, the House passed the Affordable Insulin Now Act, which would cap insulin copays at $35 a month.

FILE - Stephen Parlato of Boulder, Colo., holds a sign that reads "Hands Off Roe!!!" as abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington.  President Joe Biden insists that he strongly believes in the rights spelled out in the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision, which are now under the most dire threat in decades. But he barely uses the word “abortion.” And when his administration has been asked about what it can do to protect reproductive rights, the response has mostly been that Congress must write the landmark court decision into law, a strategy that is highly likely to fail. To the women who rallied to Biden’s presidential campaign in no small part to protect the landmark court ruling, that’s not nearly enough.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Virginia Senate Democrats Defeat Anti-Abortion Legislation

The debate around the issues of abortion access and reproductive rights in the commonwealth is likely closed (for now) as the current legislative session is scheduled to end on March 12.

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA USA - October 1, 2021: Scenes from the Women's March sponsored by Williamsburg JCC Indivisible at the James City County Courthouse. (Image via Shutterstock/Michael Scott Milner)
The Future of Abortion Access in Virginia Is Uncertain

“Virginia is now of the view that the Constitution is silent on the question of abortion,” AG Jason Miyares wrote recently.

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Making a Difference: Virginia’s Free Clinics Resilient Despite Pandemic Challenges

A recent survey found 76% of Virginia free and charitable clinics saw an increase in patients, while 40% experienced a decrease in staff and volunteers.

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Virginia Hospitals Rank First in Patient Safety

Virginia’s hospitals topped the Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade state rankings for Fall 2021, with 56% of hospitals receiving an “A” ranking for patient safety.