Posts Tagged Abortion

Abortion will be at the forefront of next year’s General Assembly session

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The recent Supreme Court decision on abortion is setting the stage for a General Assembly session where reproductive rights will be on the agenda. Michael Pope reports.

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Vega’s comments could be just the beginning of abortion debate for elections this fall

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The conversation about abortion may end up being a major campaign issue this year. Michael Pope reports it’s already taking center stage in one of Virginia’s most competitive House races.

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Virginia could see an increase in telehealth abortions following Roe decision

One of the many things that the pandemic changed was the approach doctors take to consulting with patients. As Michael Pope reports, that will play an important role in the upcoming debate over abortion.

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How would Virginia prosecutors respond to a 15-week abortion ban?

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is calling on lawmakers to ban abortion in Virginia after 15 weeks of pregnancy. But, as Michael Pope reports, that might be a bit more complicated than it seems.

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Virginia lawmakers react to Roe v. Wade decision

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Friday’s Supreme Court decision that ended federal protections for abortion is setting up a political battle in Virginia. Jahd Khalil tells us what’s coming next. 

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A historical look: abortion access in Virginia

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In 1973, the landmark ruling in Roe versus Wade overturned existing laws that restricted abortions to certain kinds of cases. But as Michael Pope reports, the origin of Virginia’s law prohibiting abortion goes back much further.

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Will Roe leak lead to action at the ballot box?

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The politics of abortion are becoming increasingly intense. But as Michael Pope reports, they don’t always play out as expected.

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Virginia reactions to potential SCOTUS abortion ruling roll in

As the United States Supreme Court appears ready to overturn Roe v. Wade, advocates on both sides of the issue are preparing for how to handle state law on abortion. Michael Pope reports.

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Some state Democrats want a special session to protect abortion rights

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Republicans are about to take power in Richmond. But Democrats will still be in power until mid-January. And as Michael Pope reports, many of them are urging lawmakers to convene in a special lame duck session.

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Glenn Youngkin Still Not Ready to Answer Questions About Abortion

Former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley campaigns with Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin in McLean. (Credit: Michael Pope)

Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin is on the campaign trail talking to voters. But, he’s not answering questions about one hot-button issue. Michael Pope reports.

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Bill Seeking to Expand Health Insurance Coverage for Abortion Services Advances

A bill that expands insurance coverage of abortion services is moving forward in Richmond. Michael Pope reports.

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2021 Session Starts with Familiar Debate Over Abortion Legislation

Lawmakers are back in session, and they’re debating a familiar topic of disagreement: abortion. Michael Pope reports.

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Efforts to Ease Access to Abortion Find Success in House and Senate

StateSeal00Now that Democrats have the majority they’re looking to make it easier for women to access abortions. This week, committees in both Virginia’s House and Senate have given their stamp of approval to legislation that would roll back abortion restrictions put in place under Republicans. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Lawmakers Eliminate State-Funded Abortion Program

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State lawmakers have cut funding for a Department of Health program that pays for certain abortions. The budget amendment slid under the radar during a busy legislative session. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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General Assembly Continues to Erupt Over Tabled Abortion Bill

general assembly coverage 2019A viral video of a House subcommittee meeting has turned the General Assembly upside down and made it the focus of conservative media. Michael Pope has more on the latest round of accusations.

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2012 Ultrasound Bill Still A Factor In Lieutenant Governor’s Race

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Republican candidate for Lt. Gov. Virginia State Sen. Jill Vogel, right, gestures during a debate with Democrat Justin Fairfax at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber

On the campaign trail, issues surrounding women’s health are becoming one of the hottest points of debate between statewide candidates. Michael Pope has details.

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Proposed Legislation Would Make January 22nd a “Day of Tears” in Virginia

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Anne Fitzgerald (right) of the Day of Tears nonprofit says she would like to see other state take action similar to the one Virginia is considering. (Credit: Michael Pope)

Members of the Virginia House of Delegates are about to consider an effort to create a Day of Tears in Virginia. As Michael Pope tells us from the Capitol, the idea is to mourn the loss of unborn children to abortion.

 

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