Genetic counselors in Virginia who object to abortion may now prevent women from learning the results of their genetic tests before their pregnancies progress to a point when legal abortion is impossible to obtain—and the practice could become legal in other states as well.
In the last few weeks, there have been a couple of instances across the country in which schools asked students to change their appearance to match gender norms and threatened to punish them for not doing so.
A recently signed law to license genetic counselors in Virginia includes a sweeping “conscience” provision that is the direct result of a partnership between an anti-choice group and a prominent Democrat who just two years ago was held up nationally as a hero and champion for reproductive rights.
As we cycle into midterm elections, this is no time for young people like me to stay home (or in the dorm).
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has called legislators back for a special session that will begin March 24. If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the state government will shut down.
A veto in Arizona may have meant the demise of one attempt to further enshrine discrimination in the name of religious liberty, but the larger threat from the Supreme Court remains.
In a move that has left some marriage equality advocates expressing dismay, Gov. Terry McAuliffe is reported to be considering appointing Mayor Dwight Jones, who has stated his opposition to marriage equality, to lead the Democratic Party of Virginia.
Will Senate Democrats respond to calls to block the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench?
By March 8, we should know the outcome of the budget reconciliation process between Virginia’s Democrat-controlled senate and Republican-controlled house, which will determine whether access to health-care coverage will be expanded for 400,000 uninsured, lower-income Virginians.
In a Friday afternoon vote that allowed for neither audience testimony nor a recorded roll-call vote from its members, a Republican-dominated subcommittee in the Virginia House of Delegates voted against repealing the state’s 2012 mandatory ultrasound law.