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The health care law has opened up a new opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth. GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images

Va. Senate Panel Kills Anti-Abortion Measure

A Virginia Senate Committee killed a bid to prevent Medicaid patients from having abortions when doctors determine the fetus has profound deformities that make survival unlikely.


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Virginia Senate Panel Approves Bill That Defines Conception As Beginning Of Life

After losing the support of Gov. McDonnell Wednesday on a bill to that would impose mandatory ultrasounds before abortions, a Republican-led Virginia Senate panel approves a bill that legally defines conception as the moment that life begins.