Thursday, September 15, 2011

Virginia TRAP Regulations Near End of Approval Process

The Virginian-Pilot: Virginia panel approves new abortion clinic standards, by Julian Walker:

Slightly modified rules to regulate abortion clinics cleared a state health panel today, the last public step in the approval process before they are to take effect by the start of next year.

On a 12-1 vote, Virginia’s Board of Health approved temporary regulations requiring licensure of clinics where at least five first-trimester abortions are performed per month. The decision came after a lengthy public hearing and discussion by the 15-member board composed of nine Republican appointees and six Democratic ones. . . .

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