From the Women’s March to the #MeToo movement, women everywhere are demanding equality and respect. Across the country, women have been standing up to say that we won’t allow ourselves to be treated as second-class citizens any longer. Enough is enough. But the DNC apparently hasn’t gotten the message. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Is […]
Heather Cordasco: How Anti-Woman Can You Possibly Be?
This month, I received a biopsy courtesy of Planned Parenthood. I live in Virginia and, for me, Planned Parenthood has consistently been a source of affordable and sometimes critical healthcare. Receiving a biopsy was stressful enough, but it also made me think about how my options would have been even more stressful if Heather Cordasco […]
Rich Anderson: Another Old White Dude With Opinions About Your Body
This is part of a series of posts on Delegate Rich Anderson, who is up for re-election in District 51. Read the other posts in this series: Rich Anderson’s Dog Whistle Racism Rich Anderson Represents the NRA. Not Me. And Not You. 7 Years of Votes Against Raising the Wage Rich Anderson has been our […]
5 things to know about GOP candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Today is the first forum between candidates for Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax and Jill Vogel. We think there are some things you need to know before hearing what they have to say. Republican Jill Vogel wants to force invasive vaginal ultrasounds on women. In 2012, Jill Vogel introduced legislation in the Virginia State Senate requiring […]
What Do Water Fountains Have to Do With A Woman’s Right to an Abortion?
It’s another day, so of course conservatives in Virginia are attempting to control women’s bodies and restrict access to the healthcare women need. Apparently, the number of water fountains and parking spaces is really important when it comes to women seeking abortions and other healthcare. Or so The Family Foundation, who is suing to prevent the repeal […]
The Whole Woman’s Health Victory a Year Later
The Burden Is Undue! This week marks the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking Supreme Court decision, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The decision found that the burdens a woman faces when trying to access an abortion—like targeted restrictions against abortion providers (known as TRAP laws)—are unconstitutional. It was an amazing victory for women, and has […]
Who is this group suing to end abortion access?
Last Friday, The Family Foundation of Virginia (TFF) filed a legal challenge to stop Virginia from fixing sham restrictions designed to shut down abortion providers. Since the restrictions were passed in 2011, one-third of Virginia’s abortion providers closed their doors. Changes to the regulations are a hard fought victory to protect women’s access to comprehensive […]
Progress Virginia Denounces Family Foundation’s Delay Tactics on New Abortion Rules
Richmond, VA – Progress Virginia, the commonwealth’s leading voice for progressive values, this afternoon denounced new steps taken by arch-right Family Foundation to stop fixes to Virginia’s sham restrictions on abortion providers from going into effect. In October, the Virginia Board of Health approved amendments to state regulations to reflect scientific evidence and the guidance […]