NEWSFLASH: Yes, Virginia!

In a recount of the too-close-to-call November 5 state election, Democrat Mark Herring has come out the victor in the race for Attorney General against Republican Mark Obenshein.

Democrats also won for governor (Terry McAuliffe) and lieutenant governor (Ralph Northam) in the November balloting.

The anti-choice Obenshain had introduced legislation that would have required women to report their miscarriages to the police within 24 hours of them happening. He also supported Virginia’s personhood bill and mandatory ultrasound legislation.

Herring, on the other hand, opposes Virginia’s TRAP regulations and efforts to restrict women’s access to birth control.

You can congratulate him on his victory and thank him for supporting women’s reproductive rights here.

Photo of Mark Herring from Wikimedia Commons


The late Michele Kort—a dedicated feminist—was the senior editor of Ms. magazine for 13 years. She died June 26, 2015, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She worked for decades in field of journalism, covering sports, music, culture, art and feminist issues for publications like LA Weekly, The Advocate, Shape, Redbook, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Songwriter, InStyle, Living Fit, Fit Pregnancy, Vegetarian Times, Fitness, UCLA Magazine, Women's Sports and Fitness and more. She is the author of four books, including a biography of singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, Soul Picnic: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro. Rest in power, Michele.