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Pro-Abortion Members in Virginia Senate Reverse Women’s Right to Know and Other Protective Laws

RICHMOND--Today, in a split vote of 20-20, with the lieutenant governor breaking the tie, the Virginia Senate passed SB 733. This legislation will overturn reasonable protective legislation that Virginia first passed in 2001 to protect women and their unborn babies from abortion. The U.S Supreme Court has found that such laws are constitutional. “Pro-abortion Democrats in the General Assembly have stripped the law books of legislation that was designed to protect ...

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Pro-Abortion Members in Virginia General Assembly Toss Out Protective Women’s Right to Know Law

Today, the House of Delegates voted along party lines to overturn the "Women's Right to Know" Informed Consent law regarding abortion.  Tomorrow, the Senate is expected to follow suit and pass SB 733. HB 980 (Del. Price, D-95th) removed all the hard won rational and much-needed provisions of the law first passed in 2001. The law required that the Virginia Department of Health provide written materials that would inform a woman considering ...

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Pro-abortion ERA passes the General Assembly amid legal controversy

Today, the Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates took up the ERA and passed it on mostly party lines, Democrats voting for it and Republicans against. The ERA was deliberately fast tracked in the opening days of this 2020 session.  Pro-life advocates anticipated this outcome when a new pro-abortion majority won in the November elections.  "This is a sad day not only for Virginia, but also for the entire country. The pro-abortion 1972 Equal Rights Amendment, ...

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The Federalist: Democrats Seek to Fulfill Promise of Until-Birth Abortion in Virginia

From The Federalist: As the next General Assembly is set to open January 8, pro-abortion leaders in the Senate and House are making good on their promise to push a radical pro-abortion agenda in the legislature. Bills already introduced for a vote in the upcoming session include multiple versions of the Equal Rights Amendment (which legally mandates abortion access), removing parental consent for minors’ abortions from law, two bills eliminating the ...

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Giving Tuesday!

This year VSHL wants to give you the opportunity to participate in a Giving Tuesday every month.  Every month we have important pro-life projects that we need to undertake.So this year we are asking our supporters to consider helping VSHL by becoming a monthly donor on this Giving Tuesday.  As an added bonus, a group of supporters is matching every gift made in the month of December up to $45,000.  Better yet, for new monthly donors ...

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In Memoriam

It is with sad hearts that we must announce the passing this week of one of VSHL’s founding leaders. Mrs. Brenda Fastabend, of Lynchburg, VA, died after a long illness on November 19, 2019.  Mrs. Fastabend and her husband William were founding members of the Lynchburg Chapter of VSHL and, as such, among the founders of the Virginia Society for Human Life statewide organization in the late 1960s.  Mrs. ...

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The Helen M. Donovan Memorial Essay Contest for High School Seniors

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) is sponsoring the Helen M. Donovan Memorial Award Essay Contest. This contest is open to high school seniors. ESSAY TITLE: Promote Life! 1st Award $1,000.002nd Award $500.00 “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke In our current society, life and dignity are devalued by legalized abortion and euthanasia. As you ...

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Pro-Abortion Money from Out of State Buys Virginia’s Election

In a very sad turn of events, despite a hard-scrabble ground game organized by Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) and other pro-life groups in the Commonwealth---built on the donations of average citizens---abortion proponents won new seats in the House and Senate giving them control of the General Assembly.    Sadly, several Republican seats were lost in the Senate giving pro-abortion candidates control there too. Outside pro-abortion groups, including Planned Parenthood, NARAL ...

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