Save the Life-Saving Hyde Amendment!

In a shocking move on July 15, the first steps were taken to remove the life-saving Hyde Amendment from the annual federal Labor-Health and Human Services Appropriations (Labor-HHS) bill. The Hyde Amendment has prevented the use of US taxpayer funds to pay for abortion under federal programs including Medicaid. This is the first time in the 45-year history of the Hyde Amendment, which has been credited with saving millions of lives, ...

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What is the Stealth Right-to-Abortion Amendment? The Stealth Right-to-Abortion Amendment is the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).   VSHL calls it the Stealth Right-to-Abortion Amendment because the pro-abortion forces behind the amendment always deny that it has anything to do with abortion. The Equal Rights Amendment is a constitutional amendment that Congress proposed in 1972, before the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade (Jan. 1973). The ERA had a 7-year ratification deadline that ...

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Parents’ Right to Know Under Attack

This week, the Virginia House of Delegates will vote on a bill recently passed by the Virginia Senate, which ensures parental involvement in their child's health. SB 1235 requires that, before any Virginia Department of Health staff or agent may speak with a minor on any sexual issue, including pregnancy, they must first have the consent of a parent. It is a straightforward bill that will reinforce Virginia's Parental Consent law. SB 1235 was introduced because of ...

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July 1st, 2020: A Bad Day for Virginia’s Women and Children, A Good Day for Abortionists

Today, July 1, 2020, pro-life laws that took years to establish in Virginia’s code will be ripped away as the new laws passed in the 2020 General Assembly go into effect.  Pro-abortion groups will have much to celebrate, but the babies and mothers of Virginia will be left with no protection from the lies they are told by abortionists and the deadly reality of what abortion does to their children.  The right ...

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Virginia State Capitol

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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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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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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