Abortion http://wvtf.org en VA Senate Votes Down Ultrasound Mandate http://wvtf.org/post/va-senate-votes-down-ultrasound-mandate <p>The Virginia Senate has approved legislation to repeal the state law passed two years ago that requires women to have an ultrasound before undergoing an abortion.&nbsp; The measure was initially defeated—then in a dramatic reversal, was revived.</p><p></p><p><br /><br />Bill sponsor Senator Mamie Locke said ultrasounds may not be medical necessary, and those that are can be performed without this law.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:43:05 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 17132 at http://wvtf.org VA Senate Votes Down Ultrasound Mandate Pregnancy Centers Found to Misinform Pregnant Women http://wvtf.org/post/pregnancy-centers-found-misinform-pregnant-women <p>A pro-choice group is out with some surprising charges about a chain of centers offering help to women dealing with unwanted pregnancies.&nbsp;</p><p>NARAL-Pro Choice Virginia spent a year doing an undercover investigation of 56 <strong><em>Crisis Pregnancy Centers</em></strong> and found many of them giving bogus medical information:</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:17:46 +0000 Sandy Hausman 6925 at http://wvtf.org Pregnancy Centers Found to Misinform Pregnant Women Planned Parenthood Initiates "Gynotician" Campaign http://wvtf.org/post/planned-parenthood-initiates-gynotician-campaign <p>Planned Parenthood and abortion-rights advocates may have lost the battle over the implementation of new&nbsp;Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities, but now the organization is targeting the gubernatorial campaign of the man they say is responsible for those new laws.&nbsp;</p><p>Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is now the recipient of Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC’s “Gynotician of the Year Award.”</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:45:28 +0000 Tommie McNeil 6395 at http://wvtf.org Planned Parenthood Initiates "Gynotician" Campaign Abortion Clinic Regulations Get Final Approval http://wvtf.org/post/abortion-clinic-regulations-get-final-approval-0 <p>Defying the testimony of many legal and medical experts, Virginia’s Board of Health has given final approval to new regulations that will force abortion clinics to meet the same architectural requirements as new hospitals.</p><p>Supporters cheered but angry protestors walked out of a state hearing room Friday after the board of health voted to impose new regulations on abortion clinics – architectural requirements originally written for new hospitals. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:33:28 +0000 Sandy Hausman 2863 at http://wvtf.org Abortion Clinic Regulations Get Final Approval Abortion Clinic Regulations http://wvtf.org/post/abortion-clinic-regulations <p>This Friday,&nbsp; April 12, Virginia’s Board of Health meets again to vote on controversial new rules that would force women’s health clinics that provide abortions to meet standards written for hospitals – or to close.&nbsp;</p><p>Now, a candidate for lieutenant governor says guidelines issued by the governor himself dictate another course of action for the so-called <em>Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers</em> – or TRAP.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:40:33 +0000 Sandy Hausman 2640 at http://wvtf.org Abortion Clinic Regulations