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Will They Be Able to Continue to Serve Women?

Virginia's anti-choice TRAP laws impose unnecessary, burdensome regulations on abortion providers. "I feel like I’m digging a hole just to fill it back in," said one provider who's struggling to comply.


Virginia's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

92 percent of Virginia counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia
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Twitter: @NARALVirginia
Phone: 571.970.2536

Political Info and Laws in Brief


  • Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) is pro-choice.


  • The Virginia House is anti-choice.
  • The Virginia Senate is anti-choice.


Abortion Ban

Virginia bans a safe abortion procedure.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Virginia law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Virginia prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from referring women for abortion services.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Virginia refers women to CPCs.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Virginia restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Virginia allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Virginia restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Virginia law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice and consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Virginia law subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Virginia provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Virginia restricts post-viability abortion.
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