Reproductive Freedom

Your Help is Needed!

In 2013, the Virginia Board of Health bowed to political pressure and advanced sham restrictions on Virginia women’s health centers that were designed solely to close clinics and restrict access to safe and legal abortion. Thankfully, the Board of Health is now reviewing these restrictions, and could approve amendments to roll back politically-motivated restrictions and keep health centers open, safe, and accessible for the women they serve. Help us fight back against these sham restrictions by submitting a public comment by 6 p.m. on July 1, 2016, in support of amendments to the Health Commissioner and Virginia Board of Health! Watch the video below for more information and then sign our online petition today!


pinkladywebThe ACLU of Virginia protects everyone’s right to make informed decisions free from government interference concerning reproduction and whether and when to become a parent.


Here is our one-page fact sheet about the current challenges to reproductive rights here in Virginia – Reproductive Freedom Project.


Did you collect contact information from friends and family who want to join the conversation and protect abortion access in Virginia?  Click here to submit their contact information online.


 

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We want to hear from you! Email us at mystory@acluva.org to tell us why access to abortion matters to you, or share your experience of receiving care at a women’s health center in Virginia.

News & Commentary

ACLU-VA Calls On Board of Health to Amend Rules Targeting Abortion Providers

NEWS RELEASE - The ACLU-VA urges the Board of Health to adopt changes in the licensure rules now under consideration and to work to repeal the statute that imposes on abortion providers licensing requirements that are not justified by medical necessity and serve only to burden women by limiting access to safe, legal abortions. read more »

Some Virginia Lawmakers Flunk High School Civics

BLOG: Why do so many state lawmakers need a lesson in Civics 101? They seem to be ready to use any tactic, no matter how far-fetched, to punish Planned Parenthood for providing legal abortion services to women. read more »

One Big Step Forward for Women in Virginia!

BLOG: Just a few days ago, Sept. 15, marked the four-year anniversary of when the Virginia Board of Health approved the most onerous, medically unnecessary Targeted Restrictions of Abortion Providers (TRAP) in the nation. On Thursday, Sept. 17, we celebrated one big step forward in the effort to rescind those restrictions. read more »

Virginia Doctors Applaud Board of Health’s Vote to Amend Politically Motivated Abortion Restrictions

PRESS RELEASE: The Virginia Board of Health voted today to approve amendments to medically-inappropriate and politically motivated restrictions currently regulating the Commonwealth’s women’s health centers that provide abortion. read more »

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In the Courts

Commonwealth v. J

Right to Abortion for Jail Inmate read more »

Liberty University v. Lew (amicus)

Defense of Health Care Law Against Religious Objections read more »

ACLU v. Department of Health and Human Services

FOIA Lawsuit Pertaining to Reproductive Health Care for Undocumented Minors read more »

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