On Wednesday, a new law takes effect in Virginia eradicating restrictions that "were really a successful driver in people not getting abortions," said one activist.
14.3% of veterans in Virginia are women, the highest percentage in the nation, according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Census Bureau Data.
Virginia, like most of America, has a racial inequity problem, and in many cases, this inequity disproportionately affects women.
The ERA is only twenty four words long, but those twenty four words aim to end the legal distinctions between men and women in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other matters.
72% of Virginians believe abortion should be legal; Virginia’s laws just don’t represent that quiet majority yet.
Women in Virginia make 79 cents for every dollar paid to a man, a difference that adds up to nearly $12,000 per year.
The lack of competitive teacher pay in Virginia is particularly harmful for women, who comprise 79% of the teaching force in the state.