State Facts About Abortion: Virginia

In Virginia, the following restrictions on abortion were in effect as of September 1, 2020:

  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, or in cases of rape or incest.
  • Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment, rape, incest or fetal impairment.
  • The parent of a minor must consent and be notified before an abortion is provided.
  • Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape, incest or fetal impairment.
  • An abortion during the third trimester may be performed only if the patient’s life or health is endangered.

Citation: “State Facts About Virginia”. Guttmacher Institute, 10 Sept. 2020, https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/factsheet/sfaa-va.pdf

State Facts About Abortion: Virginia
URLhttps://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/state-facts-about-abortion-virginia
Website titleGuttmacher Institute
Date accessedOctober 22, 2020
Date publishedSeptember 10, 2020

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