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Video: Sen. Tim Kaine Introduces “Tobacco-Free Youth Act,” Would Raise Nationwide...

See below for video and a press release on introduction of the "Tobacco-Free Youth Act" by Sen. Tim Kaine. Good stuff. VIDEO: KAINE, MCCONNELL UNVEIL...

Governor Northam Signs Legislation Cutting Sales Tax on Essential Personal Hygiene...

From Gov. Northam's office...good to see! Governor Northam Signs Legislation Cutting Sales Tax on Essential Personal Hygiene Products  RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation that reduces...

Why Virginia Needs Sex Education Reform; Pass Del. Sam Rasoul’s HB159

by Pablo Moulden            During my sophomore year at James Madison High School (Fairfax County), we watched a video in my sex...

Virginia House Dems Kick Off Women’s Health Tour in Richmond

From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus House Dems Kick Off Women’s Health Tour in Richmond RICHMOND, Va. – In light of President Trump’s announcement Friday that he would roll back...

I Am a Pro-Choice Woman, But the 2017 VA Democratic Primary...

by CPruett I am a pro-choice Virginian, a woman in my forties, who has voted for Democrats in every election and primary for the last...

Virginia Women’s Health Advocates Rally to Protest Del. Albo’s Refusal to...

From NARAL Virginia: Women’s Health Advocates Rally to Protest Del. Albo’s Refusal to Hear Whole Woman’s Health Act Pressure over suppression of bill continues for a...

Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

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SCOTUS Abortion Clinic Ruling: Speaker Howell, Ken Cuccinelli, etc. Having a...

Great news from the Supreme Court a few minutes ago. See Josh Israel's tweet below, and also Progress Virginia's statement. Meanwhile, poor Bill Howell,...

Thank You to Sen. Scott Surovell for Fighting for Consumers, Not...

You might have noticed an ad currently running on this blog by the Virginia Campaign for Consumer Choice. The point of this campaign is both...

Women’s Health Advocates Deliver Over 17K Petitions Opposing Clinic Regs to...

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Thousands of Virginians have taken action to urge regulators to rely on evidence-based medicine, preserve access to safe and legal abortion.

Women's health advocates delivered over 17,324 petitions and comments to the Virginia Board of Health Thursday, opposing proposed regulations that could shut down women's health centers and endanger access to safe and legal abortion in the Commonwealth. Virginians from across the state have took action to express outrage over new, burdensome regulations that prioritize ideological agendas over evidence-based medicine. In July, the Board voted to amend the proposed regulations, the most repressive in the nation, to "grandfather in" existing clinics from draconian building regulations unrelated to patient safety. That amendment would allow clinics to remain open and continue to provide thousands of Virginia women life-saving cancer screenings, STD testing, family planning services, and safe, legal first trimester abortions. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is misrepresenting the law and misguiding the Board of Health in an attempt to bully them into shutting down clinics against their will. By threatening to refuse to "certify" the Board's authority, the Attorney General has forced the Board to reconsider legally sound and medically correct regulations in order to advance a political agenda.

"Political agendas have no place in the doctor's office or governing decisions that should rely solely on evidence-based medicine," said ProgressVA Executive Director Anna Scholl. "The Board's mission statement declares they are the 'primary advocate and representative of the citizens of the Commonwealth', not agents of politicians' political agendas. Virginians have made their voices clear: base the regulations on evidence-based medicine. We hope the Board chooses to represent the will of the public and votes to uphold the grandfather amendment."

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