Board of Health meeting

Last Friday, October 15, the Virginia Board of Health met for the first time since A.G. Cuccinelli’s August opinion concerning increased regulation of abortion clinics.  The opinion called for the governor-appointed Board to impose more stringent regulations on first-trimester abortion providers–despite the fact they are already regulated by the Board of Medicine, the Board of Health Professionals and OSHA, among others.  Neither side of this hotly contested issue knew what to expect on Friday, but those hoping to hear new regulations proposed were disappointed—NARAL Virginia was in Richmond for the meeting, and not a single new restriction was mentioned while we were there.  We’ll be keeping an eye out to make sure there’s no action on this front in the future.

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