Abortion

Abortion remains a controversial topic nearly 30 years after the U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Roe v. Wade struck down most state laws restricting a woman's access to the medical procedure.  Since then the political battle mostly swirled around states adding regulations such as waiting periods and national efforts to limit federal funding related to abortions.  When Congress passed and President Obama signed the legislation reforming health-care coverage passage came only after firm assurances federal money could not be spent on abortions beyond the current limits of cases involving rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.  The opposing camps generally are known as pro-choice, favoring a woman's right to make personal health and family planning decisions--and pro-life, who cite moral and religious concerns and may consider aborting an unborn fetus to be murder.

 

Related Legislation

SB 637 Virginia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Virginia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; penalty. Creates the Virginia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.… more »

SB 484 Abortion

Abortion; informed consent.  Requires that, as a component of informed consent to an abortion, to determine gestation… more »
 

SB 279 Abortion

Informed consent; ultrasound.  Requires that, as a component of informed consent to an abortion, at the appointment… more »

SB 277 Abortion

Forced or coerced abortion prohibited; penalty.  Provides that any person who forces or coerces a pregnant female to… more »
 

SB 674 Death by wrongful act

Action for death by wrongful act; how and when to be brought.  For the purpose of this section, death of a person includes… more »

HB 462 Abortion

Abortion; informed consent.  Requires that, as a component of informed consent to an abortion, to determine gestation… more »
 
 
 
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Virginia was founded in 1607 in Jamestown. Since then, Virginia has grown and prospered into a thriving state rich with diversity from culture to climate.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Robert F. McDonnell
Lieutenant Governor: Bill Bolling
Attorney General: Ken Cuccinelli
Secretary of State: Janet Polarek