Monday, August 30, 2010
Virginia's Abortion Debate Focuses on South Carolina's Regulations
The Roanoke Times: Virginia's abortion debate turns to South Carolina rules, by Julian Walker:
Abortion rights advocates and opponents are using that state's regulations for clinics to make their case.
RICHMOND -- Virginia's continuing debate over abortion has turned to the south -- as in South Carolina.
When Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued a legal opinion this month that the state can regulate first-trimester abortion providers, he invoked a federal court ruling that upheld a South Carolina law requiring abortion clinics to meet hospital-like standards. . . .