Stories tagged: "women"

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Restricting Reproductive Freedom Is a Top Priority for Virginia Republicans

Several anti-abortion rights bills have been introduced in Virginia for 2023’s legislative session. Here’s a breakdown.

Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Virginia Reacts to Roe v. Wade Ruling

Abortion is still legal in Virginia, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Yes, she's a pastor. And yes, she's pro-choice.
A Pro-Choice Pastor on Why Fighting for Abortion Rights Is Central to Her Faith

Despite what you might think, a majority of Americans who follow a religious tradition support abortion being legal. Rev. Katy Zeh, CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, is one of them. We spoke to Zeh to learn how she came to her pro-choice views, why fighting for abortion rights is central to her...

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Happy International Women’s Day: [Women’s] History in the Making

International Women’s Day consistently falls on March 8 every year nowadays, but it wasn’t always that way. 

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Virginia’s Role in the Equal Rights Amendment: Over a Century in the Making

The fate of the Equal Rights Amendment hangs in the balance, but Virginia women continue pushing forward. 

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Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.

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Biden Has Detailed Plans That Could Help Women in America. Trump Has Nothing.

How the two campaigns differ on health policy, plans for child care, and violence against women.