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Virginia Abortion Laws

Virginia Abortion Bill Blocks Coverage In Health Care Exchange

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

The General Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved an amendment by Gov. Bob McDonnell that will bar insurers that participate in the upcoming federal...

Yes, Virginia, Your Reproductive Rights Are Compromised

Alex Stern | Posted 05.13.2013 | Science
Alex Stern

Like many states where political battles about reproductive rights are front and center, Virginia is a hotbed of legislative activity. One bill seeks to end the 30-day waiting period for sterilization, a rule enforced for women with no biological or adopted children.

Laura Bassett

State GOP Blocks Repeal Of Mandatory Ultrasound Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

A Republican-controlled committee in the Virginia State Senate voted 8-7 on Thursday to block Democrats' efforts to repeal a new mandatory ultrasound ...

Laura Bassett

New Virginia Abortion Bills Proposed | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Despite the public lashing Virginia GOP lawmakers took in 2012 over their support for an infamous mandatory ultrasound bill, some of them are kicking ...

GOP Gov Quietly Certifies Revised Abortion Clinic Regulations

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

Gov. Bob McDonnell has certified health regulations that impose strict hospital construction standards on Virginia abortion clinics -- triggering the ...