Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Bob McDonnell (R) is anti-choice.
- The Virginia House of Delegates is anti-choice.
- The Virginia Senate is anti-choice.
Virginia bans a safe abortion procedure.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
Virginia law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
Virginia prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from referring women for abortion services.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Virginia refers women to CPCs.
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion
Virginia restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Virginia allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Virginia restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Virginia law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice and consent.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Virginia law subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Virginia provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Virginia restricts post-viability abortion.