Regulating Abortion Clinics

Regulating Abortion Clinics

Virginia's busiest abortion clinic closed its doors last week, unable to meet strict new rules imposed by the state. We explore how Virginia and Maryland -- where doctors, not legislators, wrote the new rules -- are handling the latest legislative skirmishes in the abortion battle.

Virginia's busiest abortion clinic closed its doors last week, unable to meet strict new rules imposed by the state. Sponsors say the new regulations will improve safety, but opponents insist the real motive is to shut down abortion clinics. Kojo explores how Virginia and Maryland -- where doctors, not legislators, wrote the new rules -- are handling the latest legislative skirmishes in the abortion battle.

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