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Assignment ManagerFresh off last weekend's Republican convention, the party's statewide ticket is crisscrossing Virginia. Gubernatorial candidate and current Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli led the candidates at a stop at the Roanoke Regional Airport Monday morning. ...
Virginia Democrats are framing the new statewide ticket the Republican Right nominated Saturday as a referendum on the GOP's surprise lieutenant governor nominee, firebrand Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson, and his statements demeaning gays and equating...
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 ReporterIf Virginia is going to participate in Obamacare, there will be some rules. One of those rules, state insurers cannot fund abortions. The state of Virginia will participate in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but it's going to do so under their...
Tags: Politics, Abortion, Social Issues, Abortion Issue, Elections
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...
Tags: Family Planning, Social Issues
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...
ReporterWith the election less than a month away, candidates are ramping up the ads. Many of you are tired of seeing them. But there's a new one that's highly controversially that stations like WDBJ7 will have to play. Independent Presidential candidate...
Tags: Politics, Samuel L. Jackson, Racism, Skype, Social Issues
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...
After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. "We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast...
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