Tag: pro-choice

Senate Democrats offered pro-women’s rights bills

At a press conference today, Democratic senators spoke against the Republican attack on women’s reproductive health, and offered new legislation to advance women’s rights in Virginia.


State Senate Democrats speak out against anti-choice bill

State Senate Democrats on Monday took to the PR route to raise issue with Republican Sen. Thomas Garrett’s bill ending funding for abortions for poor women who are carrying a fetus with totally incapacitating deformities, SB 826.


Ken Plum: Protecting the health of women

Virginia is in the process of adopting 26 pages of new regulations for health clinics that perform first-term abortions.  The General Assembly in a bill that I voted against mandated the regulations be issued without public comment as emergency regulations to become effective January 1, 2012.  Currently the 22 clinics that are now regulated as […]


Why abortion is the wrong fight in the health-care debate

   Column by Rev. Anthony Butler Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net As a Baptist minister from Nebraska (born in Louisiana), I have watched from the pulpit as three formative events profoundly reshaped America’s view of its destiny and possibilities: the 9-11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the recent economic meltdown. I hoped that last year, life would […]