January 15, 2013
"Virginia Legislators Move to Offense To Win Back Reproductive Rights," Robin Marty, RH Reality Check: In response to "mandatory forced ultrasounds and TRAP bills meant to shut down most of the clinics in the state," Virginia lawmakers who support women's reproductive choice this year "are putting out an aggressive message: We will fight to get those bad laws off the books," Marty writes. "The preemptive strike is logical," she writes, adding, "By taking an aggressive stance, pro-choice legislators can not only bring the battle onto more favorable ground, but hopefully with the support of enough constituents force their opponents into rolling back their own past restrictive laws" (Marty, RH Reality Check, 1/13).
What others are saying about reproductive health policy in Virginia:
~ "Virginia GOP Allegedly Tried To Shush Democrats About Abortion Legislation," Anna Breslaw, Jezebel.
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