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Virginia | In the News

Va. Health Officials Loosen TRAP Rules
The Virginia Board of Health on Thursday voted to amend regulations targeting abortion clinics in the state, the Washington Post reports.

Editorial Calls for Va. Health Dept. To Act Against TRAP Effort That 'Wilted Under the Weight of Law and Logic'
"The effort to shutter abortion clinics in Virginia, launched by [conservative] lawmakers in 2011, has wilted under the weight of law and logic," a Washington Post editorial states, noting that it is "high time" the state's Board of Health "end the assault on abortion rights in the commonwealth."

Featured Blogs
"Anti-Abortion Activists Trying To Pretend Women in Texas No Longer Have Right To Choose," (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 8/9); "Planned Parenthood Investigations Uncovering No Wrongdoing," (Wilson, RH Reality Check, 8/6); "I Had an Abortion at Planned Parenthood -- and I'm Not Ashamed," (Rhiannon, Salon, 8/10).

Va. Abortion Facilities Renew Licenses Amid Clinic Regulation Debate
During a meeting about abortion clinic building requirements on Thursday, the Virginia Board of Health announced that all 18 abortion clinics in Virginia have renewed their licenses for the next year, WTOP reports

Featured Blogs
"One in 15 Students at a West Texas High School Has Chlamydia," (Marcotte, "The XX Factor," Slate, 5/5); "Colorado's Top Doctor Seeks Funds for Pregnancy-Prevention Program Rejected by GOP," (Salzman, RH Reality Check, 5/6); "Oklahoma Governor Signs 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill," (Wilson, RH Reality Check, 5/6); "Virginia Attorney General: Abortion Clinics Don't Need To Comply With TRAP Regulations," (Liss-Schultz, RH Reality Check, 5/5).

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Virginia | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Virginia.

Falls Church Medical Center v. Virginia Board of Health
Challenge to a Virginia Regulation that places stringent standards on the licensing and regulation of abortion facilities.

Virginia | More Information

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