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Roundup: Virginia Pro-Choice Groups Ask for Equal Regulation of Outpatient Clinics

Same-sex marriages won’t be allowed in California during Prop 8 appeal, international transgender news, trade schools cannot discriminate against applicants with HIV or AIDS, and Virginia pro-choice groups ask for new regulations to be applied to all outpatient surgery centers, not just abortion clinics.

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Morning Roundup: Virginia Clinics Regulations Fast-Tracked

Georgia tables motion that would have forced all abortions into hospitals, new Virginia clinic regulations will be set in months, people with HIV at greater risk of bone fractures, and the Utah legislature passes three abortion-related bills.

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All Kinds of Shenanigans

This past month has shaken comprehensive women’s health to its core and the fight is not over. On the state level, there is a virtual slaughterhouse lined up for women’s healthcare. It will come as no shock to those who follow these issues that there is an inordinate focus on abortion. These zealots continue to pretend that abortion isn’t one of the most common medical procedures for women in childbearing years. Virginia has gone too far. This past week, the General Assembly passed legislation requiring all offices, clinics and centers that perform first-trimester abortions to be regulated as hospitals instead of as doctors’ offices. This absurd and devastating new policy could be restrictive enough to force as many as 17 of the state’s 21 abortion clinics out of business. 


 

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Morning Roundup: Virginia Targets Abortion Clinics

Virginia is poised to enact regulations that would close all but five abortion clinics in that state, a town in the Philippines now requires a prescription for condoms, Medicaid considers STD screenings for the elderly, and an anti-choice plea to John Boehner.

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Stealth Amendment by Virginia Lawmakers Could Eliminate Access to First Trimester Abortions in State

A stealth amendment to a bill passed with the help of anti-choice Democrats in Virginia would require that all first trimester procedures be performed in hospitals, and all clinics and facilities providing first trimester abortions to “become hospitals.” If passed, it will effectively eliminate access to safe abortions in clinics.

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Morning Roundup: Anti-choice Group Can Intervene in Oklahoma Lawsuit

Anti-choice group intervenes in CRR’s OK ultrasound lawsuit, Virginia moves to repeal mandatory HPV vaccine, protesters scare woman away from Planned Parenthood and she ends up at Gosnell’s office, and please enjoy a bible if you’re pregnant and scared.

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(UPDATED) Federal Judge Rules Against Health Reform Law

A federal judge in Virginia has ruled in favor of Virginia’s Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli’s lawsuit. Judge Hudson, a Republican favorite, determined that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s central provision – that all Americans must purchase health care – is unconstitutional. What happens next?

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Women’s Groups Call on Media to Focus on Issues-Based Coverage of Female Candidates

Name It. Change It., a collaborative campaign run by WCF Foundation, Women’s Media Center, and Political Parity, is praising Virginia District 1 Democratic Congressional Candidate Krystal Ball for “confronting a violation of her privacy and for calling out outlets who don’t respectfully cover candidates based on their political views and platforms.”

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Manassas Behind Virginia A.G.’s Abortion Clinic Regulation Push

Manassas isn’t just interested in getting rid of their “sex shop.” They were the impetus behind the state A.G.’s new push to regulate abortion clinics.

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Fear Of Sex Shop Costs City $70K and Lots of Prayers

How much money and effort would you spend to make sure that a store that sells lingerie, adult dvds and lotions doesn’t open up in your city?  Well, if you are the city of Manassas, at least $70,000.

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