Abortion is currently legal in Virginia through the 26th week of pregnancy, which is one of the most permissive laws in the country.
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Current state laws allow abortion up to the end of the 26th week of pregnancy, which is one of the most permissive policies in the country.
The Governor’s executive directive, issued on Oct. 31, “instructs law enforcement to increase information exchange and resource coordination on potential antisemitic acts,” Youngkin’s office said.
Will the Old Dominion State move toward an abortion limit or expansion?
Schools “shall respect parents’ values and beliefs,” the policy says, with parents permitted to “make the best decisions with respect to their children,” while schools will be required to “keep parents informed about their children’s well-being.”
The new provision stems from concerns during the COVID-19 crisis that churches were being subject to overly strict pandemic mitigation policies relative to other institutions and businesses.
The legislation, which passed in the state House, would have required any health provider who performs or assists in an attempted abortion in which the infant is born alive to provide the ‘same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence’ to preserve the life that they would to any other child born at the same gestational age.
Legislation that would require school officials to defer to parents when a student claims to be transgender passed the Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates this week.