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  • Dr. Karen Remley. Photo from Virginia Department of Health

    Va. Health Commissioner resigns over abortion clinic regulations

    Virginia Health Commissioner Karen Remley resigned her position Thursday over controversial abortion clinic regulations that have been a political lightning rod since the General Assembly passed legislation in 2011 directing the Board of Health to craft them.


  • ** FILE ** Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Va. abortion opponents savoring a victory

    The Virginia Board of Health's move to reverse a June decision and vote to adopt new regulations for abortion clinics in the state without exempting existing facilities delivered an immediate victory for pro-life groups, but long-term effects, both practical and political, are still far from clear.


  • Protesters hold signs as they wait for the Virginia Board of Health meeting on abortion clinic regulations in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Activists on both sides of the abortion issue have gathered outside the meeting and the board was scheduled to take comments before voting on the regulations Friday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Va. board reverses course on abortion clinic regs

    The Virginia Board of Health on Friday voted to adopt new regulations for the state's abortion clinics, reversing a June decision that would have exempted existing facilities from rules that opponents claim could force a majority of the state's 20 clinics to close.


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