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