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Some Good News, for Now, from the Virginia Board of Health

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Last week, Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, wrote a post on the proposed Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers, or TRAP requirements that anti-choice Gov. Bob McDonnell was pushing.

Well, we have an update from the Old Dominion, and it has some good news for Virginia women, but the issue is far from resolved.

Late Friday afternoon, the Virginia Board of Health amended a key provision of the draft TRAP requirements.

The amendment means that existing women's health care centers that provide safe, legal first-trimester abortion care will be "grandfathered in," rather than being subjected to onerous and unnecessary forced building requirements. This is a vote on the side of women's health and wellbeing in Virginia.

Special thanks to NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and its allies in the Virginia Coalition to Protect Women's Health for fighting against restrictive and unnecessary TRAP requirements.

They won an important round in this fight for women's health, but stay tuned for additional opportunities to take action.

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