Stories tagged: "reproductive rights"

Abortion-rights activists demonstrate against the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to abortion, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Here’s How Democrats and Local Advocates Are Fighting for Reproductive Freedom in Virginia

While restricting and eliminating reproductive rights has emerged as a top priority for Virginia Republicans this legislative session, state Democrats and several local advocacy groups have made protecting and advancing those rights their priority.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin shakes hands with his cabinet before delivering his State of the Commonwealth to a joint session of the General Assembly inside the House chamber of the State Capitol Building in Richmond, Va. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
Virginia Republicans Continue Working to Restrict Reproductive Freedom

Restricting or outright eliminating reproductive rights has emerged as a top priority for Virginia Republicans in 2023’s legislative session.

Alexandra Walker, 17 (right), and Sonia Krishna, 16 (left), attended a rally outside the Virginia Capitol after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to overturn abortion protections established under Roe v. Wade. (Graham Moomaw/Virginia Mercury)
From Start to Finish, 2023 Will Be a Big Year for Abortion Policy in Virginia

In a matter of weeks, the winner of the upcoming special election could potentially be voting on Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposal to ban most abortions in Virginia after 15 weeks of pregnancy. 

FILE - Virginia state Sen. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond, speaks during an interview in his office on March 5, 2020, at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Morrissey and state Sen. Jennifer McClellan have jumped into the crowded field of candidates Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, seeking to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin, who died in November. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
‘Unapologetically’ Anti-Abortion and Scandal-Ridden Democrat Joe Morrissey Joins the Race To Represent 4th Congressional District

Since Morrissey’s views on abortion align more closely with his Republican colleagues than with those of the party he belongs to, his election could mean a potential nationwide abortion ban.

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.