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How Virginia’s ‘Conscience Clause’ for Genetic Counselors Could Set a National Precedent

Genetic counselors in Virginia who object to abortion may now prevent women from learning the results of their genetic tests before their pregnancies progress to a point when legal abortion is impossible to obtain.

Genetic counselors in Virginia who object to abortion may now prevent women from learning the results of their genetic tests before their pregnancies progress to a point when legal abortion is impossible to obtain—and the practice could become legal in other states as well.

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Bills Repealing Virginia Anti-Choice Laws Pass Senate Committee

The reorganization of the Virginia senate's education and health committee under Democratic control has given a boost to pro-choice legislation. Bills repealing mandatory ultrasound and insurance coverage restrictions will now move to the full senate.

The reorganization of the Virginia senate’s education and health committee under Democratic control has given a boost to pro-choice legislation. Bills repealing mandatory ultrasound and insurance coverage restrictions will now move to the full senate.

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McDonnell Signs TRAP Bill, Unnecessarily Restricting Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Centers

Gov. Bob McDonnell. Photo: AP Photo via Politico.

The governor will ring in the new year with a bill that could close many of the clinics in the state.

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Accurate Information on Judical Bypass in Virginia Depends on Who Is On the Other End of the Phone

Photo: Guardian Jobs.

For a teen who wants to access a safe, legal abortion without informing a parent, getting a judicial bypass may be completely dependent on who she calls.

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Virginia Board of Health Succumbs to Threats From Cuccinelli, Passes Medically-Unnecessary Restrictions

Ken Cuccinelli. AP Photo.

Today, in a striking decision, the Virginia Board of Health allowed lies, ideology, and politics to triumph over medical science and the rights of women when it imposed medically-unnecessary restrictions on reproductive health providers.

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As Virginia Forced Ultrasound Bill Goes Into Effect, State Attempts To Trick Women Into Visiting CPCs

Women in Virginia who want to terminate a pregnancy may find themselves with new roadblocks as the state tries to trick them into visiting crisis pregnancy centers first.

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