VSHL is aware that many news stories are circulating online that suggest plans are being made by leaders and hospital administrators to ration life saving treatment to some of the most vulnerable patients. One such story is here. VSHL will oppose any such proposal if made in Virginia. The right to life does not end when one is elderly, disabled or suffering form chronic illness. Deciding that vulnerable patients should not ...

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The annual Alex and Geline B. Williams Oratory Contest, sponsored by the Virginia Society for Human Life Educational Fund, encourages high school juniors and seniors to prepare and present a short speech on one of these topics: abortion, infanticide or euthanasia. The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors in the 11th and 12th grades as of February 1, 2020. Contestants must be Virginia residents, or full-time students of Virginia schools. For ...

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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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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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2019 Pro-Life Matching Fund

Every Donation in December will be matched Dollar-For-Dollar up to $45,000. Please help our Pro-life Efforts in Virginia today. Tax-Deducible Donation for our Educational Efforts Support our Lobbying Efforts However you can help and whatever amount you can donate is greatly appreciated and will be used in our efforts to help protect unborn babies. Your gift will help VSHL keep our pro-life programs going strong throughout the year.  Highlights for 2020 include ...

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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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