The U.S Supreme Court released a decision today in the case Food and Drug Administration (FDA), et al. v. the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (AHM) et al. regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decisions in 2016 and 2021 to loosen regulations of the abortion drug mifepristone and whether the challengers had standing to bring their case. Sadly, the Court unanimously ruled that the challenger, the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, did not ...

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The results of the 2024 Helen Donovan Memorial Essay Contest are complete. Once again the young pro-life voices in the state are showing how thoughtful they are on pro-life issues. We are grateful for the participation of all those who submitted an essay this year. This essay titled Promoting the Culture of Life won third place and is by Isobella Jameson. My podcast, Shifted Voices, would reach all different social media platforms such ...

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Helen M. Donovan

The results of the 2024 Helen Donovan Memorial Essay Contest are complete. Once again the young pro-life voices in the state are showing how thoughtful they are on pro-life issues. We are grateful for the participation of all those who submitted an essay this year. This essay titled Promoting the Culture of Life won second place and is by Ella Douglas. "So God created man in his own image, in the image ...

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Helen M. Donovan

First Place: 2024 Annual Helen M. Donovan Memorial Award Essay Contest

The results of the 2024 Helen Donovan Memorial Essay Contest are complete. Once again the young pro-life voices in the state are showing how thoughtful they are on pro-life issues. We are grateful for the participation of all those who submitted an essay this year. This essay by Annalise Dean won first place and is titled Promoting the Culture of Life. There are 7.91 billion people on this Earth. Of this population, ...

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The Biden White House issued a proclamation that declared National Women’s Health Week the week of May 12-18. Curiously, the statement called for unlimited abortion access as part of women’s health care. Celebrating motherhood and women’s health in the same week seems logical, but the logic is twisted by the current debate about abortion. The argument that abortion is critical to women’s health is a masterful stroke of manipulation — manipulation ...

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Virginia Society for Human Life applauds Pro-life Governor Youngkin for vetoing two bills that allowed abortionists and other abortion business providers to evade valid laws in other states. The effect of these bills would have been to place Virginia in a position of ignoring the right of other states to hold reckless abortionists accountable for the crimes they may have committed in other states that have passed protective pro-life laws. ...

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Virginia Society for Human Life is going to be watching the outcome of the oral arguments at the Supreme Court about the use of Mifepristone which causes the death of unborn babies early in pregnancy very carefully. Currently Virginia women are not required to have a medical exam or any in person contact with medical personnel before being sent the abortion drugs in the mail. "Women and babies are in harm’s way ...

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The pro-abortion Democrat majority in the Virginia Senate voted today to pass a bill, SB71, the Contraception and Reproductive Care Act (a so-called shield law). The vote was along party line 21 -18. This legislation will make it possible for abortionists and bad actors of all kinds to practice unchecked in the Commonwealth of Virginia, putting women and babies in harm’s way. "SB 716, patroned by Sen. Carroll Foy, D-33, is ...

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"A recurring theme in the scenarios outlined is an erroneous application of the laws regarding abortion as they apply to situations regarding life of the mother and miscarriage. I am aware of no state in which physicians are unable to provide care for women whose lives are threatened by a pregnancy complication or who have lost their children to miscarriage. However, misinterpretation of laws can lead to delays in needed ...

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