Young Women Vote '98, a coalition of young women who care about the future, is circulating a national "Pledge- to-Vote" petition, available online at http://www.feminist.com/ywvote98.htm. Young Women Vote '98 is urging women to elect candidates who will fight for fair pay legislation, affirmative action programs, gender equity in education, and reproductive health issues.
If pro-woman candidates are not elected into office this November, or if we lose any of our existing allies, our enemies in Congress will likely gain a veto-proof majority and erode hard-earned progress in women's rights. Please make your voice heard! Register to vote and cast your ballot for feminist, pro-woman candidates who will fight for our reproductive rights, Social Security, pay equity, affordable child care, and protection from gender-related harassment and abuse.
4/15/2014 Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women - Using the Medicaid expansion debate as a platform, the Virginia Catholic Conference issued a statement Friday calling for the repeal of a Virginia law that allows state funding of abortion care for Medicaid recipients in situations where the fetus exhibits a "gross and totally incapacitating physical deformity" or a "gross and totally incapacitating mental deficiency."
Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of the Diocese of Richmond and Bishop Paul Loverde of the Diocese of Arlington authored the statement which urges Virginia lawmakers to act to expand Medicaid to cover more of Virginia's poor. . . .