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Virginia Pro-Choice PAC Created To Take On Abortion Foes

Virginia Pro-Choice PAC Created To Take On Abortion Foes


After one horrible piece of anti-woman legislation after another a group of Virginians has formed a political action committee to fight back.

The Women’s Strike Force will be raising money and actively recruiting pro choice candidates. The PAC launched Monday morning and reportedly raised $1,600 in its first hour.

Leslie Byrne is the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia and is one of the leaders of the PAC. She said the group would be looking at districts where they could make the most impact whether in the primary or a general election.

Among the targets of the new PAC is state Sen. Jill Vogel (R-Winchester) who sponsored the transvaginal ultrasound bill.

The group will not only be targeting Republicans but will look to unseat any anti-choice candidate, regardless of party affiliation and will support any pro-choice candidate, regardless of gender.

Until politicians realize that using women’s lives as political leverage is simply unacceptable women’s rights advocates have no choice but the fight back like this. And since anti-woman legislation has not been solely the expertise of Republicans or men it’s good to see the group focus on simply electing pro choice candidates. With the war on women showing no signs of relenting, expect to see more of these kinds of groups pop up from now through the election.


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8:27PM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Great idea! At least someone is sticking up for women!

7:34AM PST on Mar 4, 2012

lyn b, the word your are looking for is bipolar(or split personalty it could go either way)

9:34PM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Onward and upward! Women are true fighters for civil rights, always have been, still are and always will be!

11:03PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

I am PRO-CHOICE, a FEMINIST and proud to say it.

Some of you are acquainted with the definition of FEMINISM, but, may I repeat:
_the movement to win political, economic, and social equality for women_.

Why, are women fearful of admitting, they believe in equality?
It's time we stood up for ourselves, ladies. Don't forget, we have a lot of clever, intelligent men on our side.

10:32PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

I've posted the comments below before but it bears repeating. Truly it could probably be reposted almost daily in response to so many of the Virginia threads.

Virginia is such a schizophrenic state! At least I think that's the word/diagnosis I am looking for. Please, if someone has a better word, share it!

The upper half of VA, commonly referred to as NOVA, or northern Virginia, the part that's practically an annex of DC and Maryland, is strongly liberal/democrat/progressive. While the rest of the state fantasizes and fetishizes the dark ages of the colonial, pre-civil war era! Between having lived there (Richmond on and off for about four years) and basically living next door (Maryland) and including friends still trapped in VA, I know more than I wish to, about this crazy state.

I've mentioned polarization before on other topics but this is one state where I could foresee it really taking place. I can clearly see TWO Virginias in the future. North Virginia with Alexandria being the capital and South Virginia with Richmond staying on as their capital. The differences within this state are mind bending!

10:18PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Great news!

9:09PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Way to go! We need these in every state. I donated.

3:31PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

RIGHT ON!!! WOMEN UNITE!!!! They have been STICKING IT TO US FOR 2,000 YEARS!!!!! WOMEN HAVE BEEN CORNERED!!! STRIKE LIKE COBRAS!!!! Please sign these petitions!

And pass the Equal Rights for Women's Amendment NOW!!!!

10:58AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Great, absolutely fight back!

9:24AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

This is great. I've already donated to them.
As Joan E. pointed out, you can click on the
blue "Women’s Strike Force" above or go

Stop the War on Women!!!!

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