Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced yesterday that DREAMers, children of undocumented immigrants who lawfully live in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, will qualify for in-state college tuition at Virginia’s public universities.
The bishops carefully state that “healthcare is a right,” but then ask Virginia legislators to repeal healthcare for poor women facing rare, tragic circumstances.
“The plaintiffs ask for nothing more than to exercise a right that is enjoyed by the vast majority of Virginia’s adult citizens.”
“Women–and men–from across Virginia have been clear: they’re done with politically motivated bills that attack women’s health.”
Virginia Del. Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. (D-Accomack) won a closely-watched state Senate race Monday, delivering a boost to recently inaugurated Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
I’m pro-choice, and will fight to repeal the mandatory ultrasound law and the TRAP regulations that target women’s health clinics.”
Pro-choice state Senator Mark Herring (D) is the new attorney general of Virginia, defeating State Senator Obenshain (R) who conceded the race – after a vote recount – yesterday.
Feminists supported Virginia Democratic Candidates Terry McAuliffe for Governor and Dr. Ralph Northam for Lieutenant Governor in decisive wins.
About 30 supporters of the clinic attended the hearing in the courtroom, and around 75 attended a lively rally before the hearing outside the courthouse.
As part of his campaign platform, Cuccinelli released his plan on Tuesday at a school in Richmond.
Two Virginia couples filled a federal class action lawsuit Thursday against the commonwealth’s same-sex marriage ban.
NOVA Women’s Healthcare, an abortion provider that is repudiated to be the busiest clinic in Virginia, has closed its facility in Fairfax as a result of new city regulations combined with impending new Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers (TRAP laws). NOVA was one of the main abortion clinics in the Northern Virginia area, and a main provider of low-cost cancer-screenings, birth control options, and other women’s health services.
Dr. Ralph Northam from Norfolk, Virginia, has won the Democratic primary for the Virginia Lieutenant Governor race with 56% of the vote.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sent the new rules for women’s health centers back to the Board of Health. Make your voice heard at the September 14 meeting! On June 15, the Virginia Board of Health voted to amend a key provision of the proposed permanent regulations for women’s health centers– the amendment means that existing […]