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The Blue & Gray Press | August 18, 2018

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Students attend 45th March for Life in Washington D.C.

February 1, 2018 |


Staff Writer

It was a warm and sunny day in the middle of January. The weather felt out of place, but was welcomed. People from all walks of life traveled far and wide to gather in downtown D.C. As soon as they stepped out of the Smithsonian Metro Station, they were greeted by smiling faces handing out bright green signs saying “Choose love. Choose life” and inviting them to join the crowd that was rapidly amassing.Read More

National Protests Change Va. Bill

February 29, 2012 |

Virginia has become the subject of talk across the nation over the past week. Unfortunately, as displayed on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” our state is a laughing stock of sorts, ridiculed for the legislature’s recent debate on a mandatory transvaginal ultrasound before receiving an abortion. Read More

New Bill Threatens Women’s Rights

February 22, 2012 |

The Virginia Senate ratified the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution on Feb. 7, 2012. The ERA guarantees, “Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Read More

Letter to the Editor: A Response to Abortion Argument

February 22, 2012 |

Three weeks ago, I, along with other students from the University of Mary Washington’s Students for Life chalked the campus. Everyone used nine designated slogans from which we were not to deviate.

We chalked to raise awareness. We chalked to … Read More

Abortion Argument Sparked on Campus

February 8, 2012 |


Students for Life, the University of Mary Washington’s anti-abortion organization, chalked Campus Walk last week with their convictions. These included, “Love them both,” “social justice begins in the womb,” and a famous Dr. Seuss quote, “A person … Read More

Doors Shut to Va. Abortion Clinics

September 21, 2011 |


It’s a sad, sad day when the needs of the masses are usurped by the politics of those in power; when medical necessity is overlooked by ideology, and when medical professionals put their best interests above those … Read More

Opposing Viewpoints: Unborn's Right to Life Tops Ability to Choose

February 16, 2011 |


Abortion is inherently wrong, not based on the situation behind it or the decision of the mother, but based upon the life of the child.

The problem with the abortion debate is that both sides … Read More

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Mislead Local Women

March 31, 2010 |


A group of VOXers visited the Bethany center, a local crisis pregnancy center, for their annual open house last year. We had seen their ads on campus reading, “Pregnant? Scared? Need help?” and “Counseling about all options”. … Read More

Like it or not, a Woman's Right to Choose is Now Here to Stay

March 24, 2010 |

Over Spring Break, I found myself on Capitol Hill in the Cannon House Office Building. As I left my congressman’s office I struck up a conversation with a lobbyist who wanted to exclude federal funding for abortions from the healthcare … Read More

Let All Abortion Options Have a Voice

March 24, 2010 |

On the campus of the University of Mary Washington there is a campaign to remove advertisements for local Crisis Pregnancy Centers on the basis that these advertisements are “deceiving women.”

Members of the pro-choice club on campus have placed neatly … Read More

Pro-Choicers Establish Club

October 2, 2008 |


UMW freshman Anna Halbrook-Fulks believes many fellow students are misinformed about Planned Parenthood and women’s reproductive rights.

“The pro-choice movement is about so much more than abortion,” she said.  “I think a lot of people are unaware … Read More