By a single Senate vote, the General Assembly accepted Gov. Bob McDonnell’s amendment denying abortion coverage to people who buy policies through Virginia’s federally funded health insurance exchange.
Insurance policies that cover abortions couldn’t be purchased through the federally run health care exchange that will serve Virginia under an amendment Gov. Bob McDonnell offered Monday to recently passed legislation.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation Tuesday that that would make North Dakota the nation’s most restrictive state on abortion rights, banning the procedure if a fetal heartbeat can be detected — something that can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
North Dakota lawmakers moved Friday to outlaw abortion in the state by passing a bill defining life as starting at conception.
Virginia Democrats pushed two deeply emotional hot buttons Tuesday in the state’s gubernatorial race, slamming Republican Ken Cuccinelli for equating the nation’s bloody reckoning over slavery with today’s anti-abortion movement.
North Dakota lawmakers who approved what would be some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. are now considering outlawing all abortions.
The North Dakota Senate has passed a measure would make the state the first to ban abortions based on genetic defects such as Down syndrome.
The Virginia Board of Health is conducting another public hearing on new abortion clinic regulations. The hearing is set for Tuesday in Alexandria. A hearing was held last Thursday in Richmond.
The Maryland medical examiner’s office has found that a 29-year-old woman died of natural causes after beginning an abortion procedure at a Germantown clinic.
A Republican-run Senate committee killed legislation that would have made pre-abortion ultrasound exams optional, not mandatory, after the committee chairman blocked discussion of the bill.