• Virginia Democrats vote to allow non-doctors to perform first trimester abortions

    The Virginia Democratic-controlled Senate and House both voted last week to allow non-doctors to perform abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy, and to end the requirements for ultrasounds, counseling and a 24-hour waiting period. SB 733 removes Virginia’s requirement that only doctors may perform first-trimester abortions in order to allow a “licensed health care […]