• Tara Casey wrote a new blog post: Ghosts of general assembly past provide opportunity for redemption   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    On January 17th, the Virginia Senate’s Education and Health Committee will revisit the issues of mandatory ultrasound and targeted regulations of abortion providers, when bills seeking their removal are considered.  In short, the contested debate over reproductive rights that threw Virginia into the national spotlight (on both news and comedy channels) is set to be had [...]

  • Tara Casey wrote a new blog post: A tale of two mandates   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Last week, the Virginia Senate entertained a floor amendment that would require either insurers or the state to pay for the pre-abortion ultrasounds mandated by recently passed legislation. The estimated biennium cost submitted with this amendment totaled $3 million, which, in an overall state budget of $85 billion, barely registers as a drop in the bucket. [...]

  • As a Virginia citizen, and especially as a woman and a mother of a daughter, I have voiced my opposition to the mandatory ultrasound bill.  Although I participated in the public protests to this legislation, I also sought to engage legislators and other constituents in discussions tempered with mutual respect and moderate voice.  When the Virginia [...]

  • Tara Casey wrote a new blog post: What I Learned in Virginia Today   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    February 28, 2012 Early this morning, I learned that Governor McDonnell had ordered a SWAT Team to cover a Candlelight Vigil I attended the night before at the Governor’s Mansion.  Riot police were hiding in the bushes, while my two small children and I sang, “This Little Light of Mine.” In the mid-morning, I learned that compassion and [...]

  • Tara Casey became a registered member   2 years, 4 months ago · View

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