Lt. Gov. Northam on House Republican’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lt. Gov. Northam on House Republican's attempt to defund Planned Parenthood

In a party-line vote, Virginia House Democrats today sustained Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto of a Republican bill to defund Planned Parenthood. During the debate, Republican Del. Matt Fariss, a white man, asked Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring, a black woman, whether fetuses could be selectively aborted based on race. “More than-one third of Planned Parenthood […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes legislation defunding Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 2264, which would restrict state and federal funding for women’s health providers like Planned Parenthood. The Governor’s full veto statement is below: Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the Constitution of Virginia, I veto House Bill 2264, which would prohibit the Virginia Department of Health from entering […]

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U.S. Sen. Warner and Kaine tell Speaker Ryan to “stop the attack on Planned Parenthood immediately”

Monday, January 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following an announcement that House Republicans will attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in legislation that will be considered through the Senate’s “fast-track” reconciliation process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling on Congressional Republicans to drop attacks on […]

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Governor McAuliffe vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Governor McAuliffe vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker said, “Today Governor McAuliffe stood with Planned Parenthood, Virginia Democrats, and women across the Commonwealth when he vetoed House Bill 1090. He also sent an unmistakable message about the importance of electing leaders who put health care and economic growth ahead of an extreme and divisive social […]

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Students protest John Kasich at Virginia campus stops

Monday, February 22, 2016

Today, student activists from George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University will protest Governor John Kasich’s campus campaign stops in Virginia in response to his policies on higher education and women’s health. As Governor, Kasich slashed funding to higher education and just yesterday, he signed legislation to strip funding from Planned Parenthood in Ohio which […]

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Virginia House of Delegates votes to defund Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Today, on the last day before crossover, the Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 1090. Patroned by Delegate Ben Cline, the bill prohibits public funding of clinics that provide abortions for cases other than rape, incest, or life-endangerment. The language of this bill makes it clear that the patron is attempting to single out Planned […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith votes to defund Planned Parenthood

Friday, September 18, 2015

Rep. Morgan Griffith votes to defund Planned Parenthood

Today Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today voted in favor of the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (H.R. 3134) and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504). The Defund Planned Parenthood Act would preclude federal funds from being authorized or appropriated for one year to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. or any of […]

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Board of Health votes to amend abortion clinic regulations

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The vote was 9-6 in favor of amendments to revise the construction requirements for licensed clinics that provide abortion services. Six members of the board were left over from the Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell administration and voted against the amendments. Eight of the members were appointed by Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe and voted in favor […]

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U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine on failed vote to defund Planned Parenthood

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Senate voted 53-46, falling seven votes short of the 60 needed to pass the bill. U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA) issued the following statements on efforts to cut off all federal funding for health services provided by Planned Parenthood: Senator Warner: “Continued funding for the important health services provided by Planned […]

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Virginia AG Mark Herring reverses Cuccinelli opinion on TRAP regulations

Monday, May 4, 2015

Virginia AG Mark Herring reverses Cuccinelli opinion on TRAP regulations

This morning, the Office of the Attorney General issued new legal guidance regarding how the Virginia Department of Health and State Board of Health can proceed with implementing revisions to Virginia’s TRAP regulations. In particular, the guidance notes that the Board of Health does not have the authority to require existing women’s health centers to […]

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Virginia Board of Health votes to amend women’s onerous health clinic regulations

Thursday, December 4, 2014

On a vote of 13-2 the Board of Health took an important step forward today in protecting women’s rights and access to quality healthcare in Virginia said Virginia Democrats. The vote to move forward with amending clinic rules means Virginians are closer to undoing the Republican political maneuvers designed to close vital women’s health centers. […]

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Planned Parenthood says Ed Gillespie’s healthcare plan hurts women

Friday, October 10, 2014

Richmond, VA-Today, Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie unveiled his long awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act. As expected, Gillespie’s plan is nothing more than a veiled attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the critical protections put in place by the law such as ensuring women are not charged more than men for […]

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