When Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) took office in January one of his promises was to do everything he could to amend the rules recently inflicted upon Virginia abortion clinics. On Monday, McAuliffe began his promised action plan to protect abortion access for women.
The regulations that were imposed on abortion clinics last year were responsible for the closing of five state clinics, leaving Virginia with 18 left. These rules require that all state abortion clinics make health and safety renovations, which include adding parking spaces and widening hallways.
“I am concerned that the extreme and punitive regulations adopted last year jeopardize the ability of most women’s health centers to keep their doors open and place in jeopardy the health and reproductive rights of Virginia women,” McAuliffe said.
McAuliffe has ordered a formal review against the abortion laws to continue his fight for Virginia women.