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Supreme Court Rejects Meritless Mifepristone Case- Abortion Pill Access Remains Legal in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine

 Richmond, VA – Today, the United States Supreme Court released their decision in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, ruling to maintain access to the abortion pill, mifepristone. Today’s decision ensures continued access to this safe, effective and popular abortion method for all Virginians. As abortion restrictions spread across the country, Virginia remains a crucial access point […]

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In a Time Of National Debate On Contraception, Youngkin’s Veto Is Ominous

Richmond, VA-–When Governor Glenn Youngkin issued an eleventh-hour veto of the Contraceptive Equity Act last month, he entered into what has become an increasingly fraught national debate around the right to access and use contraception. The bills, sponsored by Senator Ghazala Hashmi and Delegate Marcia Price, would have guaranteed that medical professionals would be legally allowed to prescribe contraception and […]

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What Do I Know?

By shay bell Every single day, I wake up and do my silly little tasks. I fill in some colors for a graphic. I write some words about the state of our Commonwealth. Every week, I get on this platform and tell you that everything is within our power to fix. But what do I […]

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Virginia Coalition for Progressive Values To Host a Press Conference Ahead of Veto Session on the Status of Progressive Legislation 

Richmond, Virginia—Progress Virginia and the Virginia Coalition for Progressive Values will host a press conference to discuss the status of several vetoed pieces of legislation. The press conference will feature remarks from legislators, as well as stories from people whose lives were personally impacted by the legislation. Focus areas will include minimum wage, paid family […]

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Governor Youngkin’s Confusing Vetoes

By Kierra Johnson On April 5th, just before the weekend, Governor Glenn Youngkin vetoed 11 bills after signing 88 others. His vetoes included several abortion bills. One of them was HB1539, which would have protected abortion providers from being extradited to other states for prosecution for simply doing their jobs.. HB519 would have protected doctors […]

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Youngkin Vetoes Bills That Protect Patients Seeking Abortion Care

Richmond, Virginia—As states across the country ramp up their efforts to criminalize patients for exercising reproductive choice after the Dobbs decision, Virginia has become a sanctuary for people escaping draconian laws passed in their own states. By vetoing several bills that protected patients and their care teams, Governor Glenn Youngkin has failed Virginians by refusing […]

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In A Late-Night Veto Session, Governor Kills Paid Family and Medical Leave

Richmond, Virginia—Paid family and medical leave is critical  for working families, and consistently one of the most popular issues for voters: recent polling suggests that 85% of voters support paid leave policies.  In February, the House of Delegates passed a historic bill to extend eight weeks of paid family and medical leave to workers in our community, […]

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I Went to SCOTUS And All I Got Was Really F***ing Angry

By Kimberly R. Nario On Tuesday, March 26, I attended a rally on the steps of SCOTUS in support of reproductive freedom. That morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine et al v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration et all. Three key things to know about this case: This case […]

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Relief Gets Closer For Working Families As Paid Family and Medical Leave Passes Subcommittee

Richmond, Virginia—Young families struggling with the high cost of living and the absence of any federally-backed paid leave may be one step closer to relief today. HB 737, sponsored by Delegate Briana Sewell, passed out of the House Committee on Labor and Commerce Subcommittee #2 and will now be sent to the House Committee on Appropriations. […]

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Senate Passes Shield Bills To Protect Patients Seeking Access to Health Care

Richmond, Virginia—Despite Glenn Youngkin’s best efforts, Virginia remains a safe haven in the South for people seeking abortion care. As states across the country ramp up their efforts to criminalize patients for exercising reproductive choice, Virginia has been a sanctuary for people escaping draconian laws passed in their own states. Today, the Senate passed two […]