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11 May 2011

New Laws Target Access to Abortion

It will be harder to get an abortion in Virginia because of two laws passed by the 2011 General Assembly. One law will prohibit certain private health insurance plans from covering abortions; the other will require clinics that perform abortions to meet hospital standards or shut down.

11 May 2011

She Is ‘Silent No More’; He Sees a TRAP

Anti-abortion activists are cheering and abortion rights activists are steaming over new laws that would regulate abortions in Virginia. A coordinator of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign says the laws will protect women’s health. But an official with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia says the laws are politically motivated and will restrict abortion access and decrease safety.

11 May 2011

Clinics Brace for Tighter Rules

By September, the Virginia Board of Health plans to announce the regulations that must be met by clinics that provide five or more first-trimester abortions a month. The clinics then will have until January to satisfy the requirements – or shut their doors.

07 Apr 2011

Lawmakers Uphold Ban on Abortion Coverage

Abortion will not be covered by certain private insurance plans in Virginia after the General Assembly on Wednesday upheld Gov. Bob McDonnell’s amendments to Virginia’s Healthcare Exchange Act.

26 Feb 2011

Rally Supports Wisconsin Workers

Several hundred Virginians rallied on the Capitol lawn in support of public employees in Wisconsin, who may lose their collective bargaining rights under legislation proposed by that state’s governor, Scott Walker.

19 Feb 2011

O’Malley: GOP Lives in ‘Wonderland’

Republican governors are living in “Wonderland,” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley told about 1,400 fellow Democrats at Virginia’s 2011 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Saturday night.

18 Jan 2011

CNS Radio, in English y en Español

Capital News Service Radio is back for the Spring 2011 semester. This is a joint venture between the CNS class and VCU’s student radio station, WVCW, championed by Lauren Katchuk and Greg Weatherford.