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WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistJust one day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced changes to the morning-after pill, many are asking themselves how young is too young? The pill, also known as Plan B One-Step, has always been a hot topic and many said the changes are...
The Justice Department is appealing a judge's decision lifting all age limits on the Plan B morning-after birth control pill and a cheaper generic. The federal government says the judge who issued the ruling had exceeded his authority and that his...
The Virginia Board of Health has given final approval to strict new regulations that abortion-rights supporters claim would force most of Virginia's 20 abortion clinics to close. After Friday's 11-2 vote, some opponents of the regulations shouted...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistAbortion clinics across Virginia may be forced to close after a controversial vote made Friday. The Virginia Board of Health voted to require abortion clinics to meet strict codes and to tighten licensing standards. Planned Parenthood in Roanoke has...
WDBJ7 ReporterThe cold temperatures weren't enough to stop around 20 people from gathering outside the Planned Parenthood on Peters Creek Road in Roanoke County early Tuesday afternoon. There was a combination of group and silent prayer. We asked a protester...
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WDBJ7 ReporterA new recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics is raising eyebrows. It says pediatricians should prescibe emergency contraceptives like Plan B for girls ages 16 and under. The Academy says while teen pregnancies have declined, the pregnancy...
This week's Election 2012 candidate profile focuses on the 9th District Congressional race. The 9th district is located in the southwest portion of the state and includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd, Craig, Carroll, and Grayson Counties, along with...
Jobs and economic growth were on the table today, as Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine sat down with a group of women in Roanoke County, but it was another issue that generated the strongest reaction. The Kaine campaign organized a roundtable on...
ReporterAlmost 40 years have passed since the landmark decision that struck down state restrictions on abortion. Thursday in Roanoke, the Texas attorney who successfully argued that case said a new generation will have to carry on the fight for reproductive...
ReporterAs state lawmakers prepared to vote on a controversial ultrasound bill Wednesday, a coalition of groups opposing the legislation delivered petitions with more than 30- thousand signatures. Groups including ProgressVa, Planned Parenthood Advocates of...
NEWS7 Intern ReporterWhile most Virginia laws take effect in July, a few kicked in January 1. One law passed last week by Virginia lawmakers was seen as a big win for abortion opponents. Things have gotten a little tougher for abortion clinics in the state. In the last...
Legislation stating that human life begins at conception has advanced without a provision to clarify that birth control is still OK. The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Monday to Del. Bob Marshall's so-called "personhood" bill. But first,...
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