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Kaine, Warner trying to find consensus in Senate on abortion protections

Tim Kaine and Mark Warner are hoping to build bipartisan consensus to get legislation protecting abortion rights through the U.S. Senate, but both know it won’t be easy.

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Roe v. Wade fallout? Family-planning services eliminated at Waynesboro Health Department

A letter sent to patients at the Waynesboro Health Department on July 1 informed clients that the Central Shenandoah Health District would no longer offer family-planning services effective July 20, 2022.

House bill would protect women forced to seek abortion across state lines

Texas Democrat Lizzie Fletcher has introduced legislation to protect women from being criminalized for interstate travel to seek abortions.

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Robert C. Koehler: Choice without shackles

“The inescapable conclusion is that a right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the Nation’s history and traditions. On the contrary, an unbroken tradition of prohibiting abortion on pain of criminal punishment persisted from the earliest days of the common law until 1973.”


Kamala Harris on federal right to abortion: Where there’s no will, there’s no way

Democrats in Congress have the ability, theoretically, to do something now to codify a federal right to abortion. They just don’t seem to have the will.

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Youngkin will back ban on abortions at 15 weeks: ‘Out of step with what a majority of Virginians want’

Glenn Youngkin will make a push for a ban on abortions at 15 weeks of pregnancy, according to reporting from The Washington Post .

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Travis Hackworth announces legislation to ban all abortions in Virginia

Republican State Sen. Travis Hackworth announced today that he will patron a bill that will “protect life at conception” in next year’s General Assembly.

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AG: Bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks likely unconstitutional

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring found that a proposed bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks is “very likely be struck down as unconstitutional.”


Board removes restrictions on Virginia abortion clinics

The Virginia Board of Health voted 11-4 on Monday to approve regulatory changes that remove restrictions on Virginia’s women’s health clinics.

House Majority Leader Kirk Cox on Board of Health delay

House Majority Leader Kirk Cox issued the following statement on the Board of Health’s decision to delay a vote on abortion clinic regulations.


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