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Virginia Joins the National Protest Against the War on Women’s Rights.

From the founder of UniteWomen.org, Karen Teegarden:

Help defend women’s rights and pursuit of equality. Join Americans all across the United States on April 28th, 2012, as we come together as one to tell members of Congress in Washington DC and legislators in all 50 states, “Enough is enough!”

Unite Women strongly supports diversity and welcomes men and women of all ages without regard to their race, color, creed, political affiliation, disability, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, education or income level, marital status, employment status or immigrant status.

Everyone is invited to join, plan, and rally as we unite to demand that every person be granted equal opportunities, equal rights, and equal representation.

On April 28th, Unite Women Virginia will be joining with the sister chapters in our own Rally for Women’s Rights at Nina F. Abady Festival Park in downtown Richmond from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

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Virginia House GOP Pushes Divisive Social Agenda, Defies Governor’s Request Not to “Overreach”

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A note from Mark Sickles, Democratic Caucus Chair:

Tuesday was ‘Crossover’ at the General Assembly.  It was the last day for both the House and Senate to consider legislation introduced on their respective sides before ‘crossing the bill over’ to the other legislative body.  That means it was the last chance for House Republicans to drive their dangerous, divisive and distracting agenda, and they did not miss the opportunity.

On Tuesday House Republicans passed a bill by Del. Kathy Byron (R-Bedford) that would force an intrusive and medically unnecessary ultrasound on a woman – a procedure which includes the insertion of a transvaginal device – before a women can undergo an abortion or medically-induced miscarriage.

In addition to the “small government” ultrasound bill, House Republicans also passed a bill (HB 1) that would legally define ‘personhood’ as beginning at the moment of conception.  If a fertilized egg obtains constitutional rights, the next obvious steps are the criminalization of abortion, the banning of FDA-approved contraception, and the eventual outlawing of abortion in Virginia. House Democrats tried to amend the bill to specifically protect birth control, but Republicans rejected the amendment. As a measure of how out-of-touch the majority remains, similar measures were voted down by referendum recently in both Mississippi and Colorado!

You and I both know that the people of Virginia are not nearly as extreme as the legislation coming from the General Assembly. Unfortunately, having taken full control over state government, Republicans are pushing a backward looking agenda without concern for the damage it will do to Virginia families and to our reputation across the country. These extreme bills have created a national media frenzy, drawing embarrassing attention to the Commonwealth. Two days in a row, MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” has run stories about these bills, as did MSNBC’s Morning Joe.  Watch the video here and here.  Look for CNN’s report Sunday.

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