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Virginia Senate Democrats kill bill to protect infants born alive after failed abortions

Feb 17, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate committee vote prevents the legislation from moving forward. Read more


Bill to ‘put the parent in the conversation’ on gender issues passes Virginia House

Feb 10, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

“Sage’s Law” would require school officials to defer to parents when a student claims to be transgender. Read more


Virginia Democrats block three bills restricting abortion 

Jan 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate committee voted down three bills that would have put more restrictions on abortion in the commonwealth. Read more

Scott A. Asalone, 65, a former priest at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Purcellville, pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a minor.

Former priest convicted of sexually abusing a minor in Virginia court

Dec 14, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Scott A. Asalone, 65, was arrested in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in 2020 on a felony charge of carnal knowledge... Read more


Christian pro-family group denied access to Virginia restaurant because of values

Dec 7, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A pro-family organization was told by Metzger Bar and Butchery in Richmond, Virginia, that it would not be allowed to... Read more


Virginia Gov. Youngkin revokes schools’ transgender policies, asserts parental rights

Sep 19, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Parental rights and religious freedom are central to Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new statewide policies for public schools released... Read more

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Fired over transgender pronoun mandate, Virginia teacher appeals to state supreme court

Sep 3, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Virginia teacher fired for not using the “preferred pronoun” of a self-identified transgender student has appealed his case to... Read more

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Virginia governor signs death penalty repeal

Mar 24, 2021

Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) signed a bill Wednesday ending the death penalty in Virginia, making the commonwealth the 23rd state... Read more

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Virginia governor signs abortion coverage expansion into law

Mar 12, 2021

Virginia’s governor on Friday signed a bill into law expanding abortion coverage in the state, prompting a rebuke from the... Read more

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Virginia legislature votes to abolish the death penalty

Feb 22, 2021

Virginia is expected to become the first southern state to abolish the death penalty, after its general assembly voted on... Read more

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Virginia bishops deplore House passage of ‘drastic’ taxpayer funded abortion bill

Jan 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishops of Virginia lamented the House of Delegates’ “tragic decision” to pass legislation that would permit abortion coverage for... Read more

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Virginia bishops oppose abortion bill passed by state senate

Jan 22, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Virginia bishops opposed a bill allowing for taxpayer-funded abortion coverage that passed the state senate on Friday.    The bill,... Read more

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DOJ files statement of interest in church suit against Virginia governor

May 4, 2020

The Justice Department (DOJ) is backing a small community church suing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, arguing that the state cannot single... Read more

Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam speaking in front of Alexandria City Hall, March 2019.

Virginia church sues governor over stay-at-home order

Apr 27, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

A small Virginia church has filed a lawsuit against the governor, after a pastor was cited for hosting a service with 16... Read more

Archbishop William Lori, speaks at a Legatus conference on Feb 8, 2013.

Churches closed in Maryland, not Virginia, after governors’ orders

Mar 31, 2020

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has closed all churches to private prayer and instructed priests to only offer sacraments in cases of... Read more

Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam speaking in front of Alexandria City Hall, March 2019.

Virginia governor makes attending church a criminal offense

Mar 25, 2020

Virginia governor Ralph Northam has made it a criminal offense to attend church services of more than 10 people. An... Read more

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax applauds as Gov. Ralph Northam delivers the State of the Commonwealth address at the Virginia State Capitol, Jan. 8, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia Lt. Governor breaks senate tie to liberalize abortion access

Jan 30, 2020

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Catholic, cast the tie-breaking vote on Wednesday to pass a bill to liberalize abortion... Read more

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Virginia lawmakers repeal abortion restrictions

Jan 29, 2020

By Perry West

Virginia’s legislature has voted to repeal restrictions on abortions in the state. The state’s governor is expected to sign the... Read more

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State elections point to looming battles over abortion, LGBT, and gun rights

Nov 6, 2019

By Matt Hadro

In Virginia, Democrats won both chambers of the state legislature and will hold both the state house and governor’s mansion... Read more

Split ruling for Virginia abortion regulations

Oct 1, 2019

A federal judge on Monday overturned two Virginia restrictions on abortion, while upholding several others, saying, “the right to choose... Read more