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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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Why your religion has nothing to do with abortion: One outraged Virginian’s perspective

TweetIf you’ve been following the conservative assault on reproductive rights, then you might know that Virginia recently suffered a right-wing takeover that threatens to shut down almost every single abortion clinic in the state. It’s been summarized well by news outlets, so if you’d like to read up on it, I refer you to here [...]
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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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What I Learned in Virginia Today

TweetFebruary 28, 2012 Early this morning, I learned that Governor McDonnell had ordered a SWAT Team to cover a Candlelight Vigil I attended the night before at the Governor’s Mansion.  Riot police were hiding in the bushes, while my two small children and I sang, “This Little Light of Mine.” In the mid-morning, I learned [...]
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