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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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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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 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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Tomorrow is Election Day!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5th is election day!  Who are you going to vote for? Do you know the names and positions of the candidates running in your district? Here is the link to the list of endorsed candidates from VSHL and National Right to Life: https://www.nrlc.org/uploads/records/2019NRLVSHLendorsements.pdf Not sure of your district? Find your district here: https://vshl.org/legislative-action-center#/voterinformation

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The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), if ratified, would amend the United States Constitution.  The ERA would be used by pro-abortion, activist judges to do the following in ALL 50 states: Mandate Taxpayer Funding for AbortionAllow abortions through all nine months of pregnancyEliminate the Ban on Partial-Birth AbortionEliminate the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection ActEliminate the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment ActEliminate Women's Right-to-Know LawsEliminate Parental Notification and Consent LawsEliminate any other protective ...

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The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act protects babies who are capable of feeling pain.  Currently, scientific evidence points to about 20 weeks that babies are able to feel pain.  This legislation has been upheld by the courts. As science advances, we can use this legislation to protect even more babies. Additionally, by showing how babies can feel pain during an abortion, we can educate the public about the humanity of unborn children which leads ...

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