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Ghosts of general assembly past provide opportunity for redemption

TweetOn January 17th, the Virginia Senate’s Education and Health Committee will revisit the issues of mandatory ultrasound and targeted regulations of abortion providers, when bills seeking their removal are considered.  In short, the contested debate over reproductive rights that threw Virginia into the national spotlight (on both news and comedy channels) is set to be [...]
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A tale of two mandates

TweetLast week, the Virginia Senate entertained a floor amendment that would require either insurers or the state to pay for the pre-abortion ultrasounds mandated by recently passed legislation. The estimated biennium cost submitted with this amendment totaled $3 million, which, in an overall state budget of $85 billion, barely registers as a drop in the bucket. [...]
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What the Kerfuffle is Really About – an Open Letter to Governor McDonnell

TweetAs a Virginia citizen, and especially as a woman and a mother of a daughter, I have voiced my opposition to the mandatory ultrasound bill.  Although I participated in the public protests to this legislation, I also sought to engage legislators and other constituents in discussions tempered with mutual respect and moderate voice.  When the [...]
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