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Gynotician Alert: Oklahoma Legislator Tells Women ‘You’re a Host,’ Pennsylvania Considers 20-Week Ban, Virginia Gov. Vetoes ‘Defunding’ Bill

March 2, 2017

"after you’re irresponsible then don’t claim, well, I can just go and do this with another body, when you’re the host and you invited that in." 

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Tell the Virginia Board of Health: Stop Sham Restrictions

May 31, 2016

Help us fight back against politically motivated abortion restrictions! Submit a public comment in support of amendments to the Virginia Board of Health.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, Inc.

Virginia League for Planned Parenthood Announces Faye Belgrave and Tom Perriello as New Board Members

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2017

Contact: Alexsis Rodgers, [email protected], 804-482-6163


Virginia League for Planned Parenthood Announces Faye Belgrave and Tom Perriello as New Board Members

Richmond, VA – Paulette McElwain, President and CEO of The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, today announced Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., and Tom Perriello will join the nonprofit’s board of directors.

“We are proud to announce the addition of Faye and Tom to our board of directors. Both Faye and Tom have demonstrated a commitment to eliminating inequities in our communities throughout their careers,” Paulette McElwain, CEO of Virginia League for Planned Parenthood said. “I know they will bring fresh perspectives to our organization as we continue to work towards a future where every individual has access to high-quality, compassionate healthcare and the information and resources they need to plan their families and their futures.”

Faye Belgrave, Ph.D.

Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and the founding director of the Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her programmatic and research interests are in the areas of drug and HIV prevention among African Americans and other ethnic minorities. Much of her work has been conducted collaboratively with community organizations and is aimed at promoting positive youth development by increasing positive cultural values and preventing risky behaviors. This has included work on gender and culturally specific interventions. Dr. Belgrave has published extensively in the area of African American psychology and is an invited speaker on this topic. She has been recognized with many awards for her research, teaching, and service, including awards from the Association of Black Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. Dr. Belgrave received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and her BS from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Tom Perriello

Tom Perriello has a track record of fighting corruption, expanding economic fairness, and promoting reconciliation as a non-profit executive, diplomat, teacher, Congressman and 2017 candidate for Virginia governor. While representing Virginia’s 5th district in Congress, Perriello leveraged over $580 million dollars of investment in broadband, education, clean energy, and small business development for Virginia communities too often left behind. At the State Department, he led a strategic review to modernize and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of operations spanning over $50 billion and 80,000 employees. He was then appointed as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa where he helped prevent mass atrocities and broker an historic peace deal to turn the page on a decades-long conflict in the Congo. He previously ran non-profit organizations that tackle inequality, corruption, racial injustice, and climate change.

About 200,000 Convicted Felons in Virginia Will Now Have the Right to Vote in November

April 22, 2016 • The Washington Post

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe made a decision to allow convicted felons to vote ahead of elections in November. Here's how the executive order works and why it has lead to a legal fight.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, Inc.

State Gynoticians Introduce Over 400 Abortion Restrictions in First Quarter of 2016

April 15, 2016 • PP Action Blog

The proliferation of extreme, dangerous anti-abortion laws in the states prove yet again why it's so important to put a women's health champion in the White House.

Posted by Human Resources

The 2 Things You Need to Know on Equal Pay Day

April 12, 2016 • PP Blog

Women of Color Bear the Brunt of the Gender Wage Gap... and GOP Presidential Candidates Won't Help

Posted by Human Resources

Zubik v. Burwell: The Birth Control Case That Continues What Hobby Lobby Started

March 23, 2016 • PP Action Blog

The Court will decide whether all of the more than 55 million women nationwide who now have access to no-copay birth control will retain that hard-won benefit - or if certain bosses can, once and for all, take away employees' access.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

5 Unforgettable Moments of this Week's Abortion Access Rally at the Supreme Court

March 3, 2016 • PP Action Blog

More than 3,000 reproductive rights advocates from around the country rallied outside the Supreme Court while Justices heard oral arguments in the case that will determine a womanâ

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt: The Supreme Court's Biggest Abortion Case in Decades

Feb. 26, 2016 • PP Action Blog

On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case that could redefine abortion access in America. Here's everything you need to know about the case and how you can get involved in the fight to protect abortion access (both in-person and online).

Posted by Human Resources

Demand an End to the Witch Hunt on Planned Parenthood!

Feb. 26, 2016

It's time to stop the groundless investigations into Planned Parenthood health centers. Tell Speaker Paul Ryan: End the special committee investigation into Planned Parenthood.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund