Helen M. Donovan

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. DEADLINE EXTENDED:  New Deadline is February 21st. ESSAY TITLE: Promoting the Culture of Life 1st Award $1,000.00 2nd Award $500.00 3rd Award $250.00 “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke As social media users and content creators, ...

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Every Donation until December 31st will be matched Dollar-For-Dollar up to $50,000. Please help our Pro-life Efforts in Virginia today. 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.  Our main focus in 2024 will be to defeat the Abortion-until-Birth Amendment to the Virginia Constitution which will allow partial birth abortions, eliminate parental involvement ...

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On October 2nd, at the home of Rear Admiral Thomas Steffens and Mrs. Ellie Steffens, Attorney General Miyares keynoted an event for VSHL to help raise funds to defend Virginia against efforts to a pass a “Right to Abortion” amendment to the State Constitution.   Attorney General Miyares's comments honored the legacy of VSHL at the General Assembly and the success of the many pro-life bills VSHL guided through to passage.   He focused ...

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VSHL President Olivia Turner was asked to serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the second Gala dinner to support Mary’s Choice RVA, one of the outstanding long term pro-life mom and baby shelters operating in Virgina. Many thanks to Mary's Choice RVA director Maureen Nwoye and her fabulous team for the invitation to share the evening, which also included David and Margaret Bereit as the keynote speakers. The dinner was a great ...

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VSHL’s team has been deep in ‘get-out the pro-life-vote’ activities all this month. Now we are in the final push. We urge you to help us spread the word to your friends and family that their vote is vitally important this year. Virginia is in the crosshairs of national pro-abortion groups who are determined to keep abortion legal in Virginia throughout pregnancy. They are spending huge amounts of money in campaigns all over ...

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Olivia Turner recently appeared on WVEC 13 News Now in a report on some new abortion statistics. Click here or on the image below to watch the report.

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Opportunities to share information about the pro-life issues facing Virginia are many during the summer fair season. June saw two events and the VSHL team took to the road to share information about VSHL programs for young people as well as the threat posed by the “Right to Abortion” amendment to the Virginia Constitution. If pro-abortion legislators gain control of the General Assembly in the 2023 election cycle, there will ...

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On Tuesday, the North Carolina State Senate overrode a veto by Governor Roy Cooper on a bill to prevent abortions after 12 weeks. While this new law will save many lives in North Carolina, abortion remains legal before 12 weeks. Most abortions happen during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. Now Virginia Democrats are announcing their intention to make Virginia a “destination state” for abortions. With critical elections in Virginia this ...

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More Abortion Businesses Allowed to Operate in Alexandria City

The Alexandria City Council has voted to allow abortion businesses to open in commercial and mixed-use areas thereby creating storefront abortion centers. The Council voted on Saturday after a heated public meeting during which many pro-life residents shared their opposition to the change. For over a week, the public had also been able to send messages to the council members regarding this new rule. In the end, the Alexandria City Council ...

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The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in the Northern District of Texas to issue a national injunction in the case brought by the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is wise and will save lives. “Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) commends this action because the abortion drug not only ends the life of an unborn child, but it also places the mother ...

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