Watchwoman on the Wall

Virginia board OKs stiff rules for abortion clinics

The Virginia state Board of Health on Thursday passed new regulations for abortion facilities that critics say are among the most stringent such measures in the country and could result in the shuttering of the majority of the state’s abortion providers.

“The abortion industry in the United States is a billion-dollar industry,” said Chris Freund, a spokesman for the conservative Family Foundation. “They can afford these standards if they choose to meet them.”

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