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Topic - Maribeth Brewster
Democrat Terry McAuliffe is telling supporters that as Virginia governor he would issue a "guidance opinion" that would exempt existing abortion clinics from complying with strict new health and safety standards. The only problem: State officials say there is no such thing as a guidance opinion and that governors have no such formal authority.
Maribeth Brewster, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Health, said she cannot recall the board ever receiving a guidance opinion from a governor.