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From Forced Vaginal Ultrasounds to Rollbacks: How Virginia’s Abortion Policies Changed in 8 Years

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.

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How Virginia laws affect women: Veterans

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.

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How Virginia laws affect women: Racial inequity

Virginia, like most of America, has a racial inequity problem, and in many cases, this inequity disproportionately affects women.

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How Virginia laws affect women: Equal Rights Amendment

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.

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How Virginia laws affect women: Abortion & reproductive rights

72% of Virginians believe abortion should be legal; Virginia’s laws just don’t represent that quiet majority yet.

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How Virginia laws affect women: Gender wage gap

Women in Virginia make 79 cents for every dollar paid to a man, a difference that adds up to nearly $12,000 per year.

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How Virginia laws affect women: Education

The lack of competitive teacher pay in Virginia is particularly harmful for women, who comprise 79% of the teaching force in the state.