HB2491 Would Allow Late Term Abortions

Late term abortions in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy would face drastically fewer restrictions, under the terms of legislation introduced by Delegate Kathy Tran (D-Springfield).

The measure, filed as HB2491 by the freshman Democrat from Northern Virginia, would remove a number of requirements in current law, including one specifying that second trimester late term abortions be performed at a hospital properly equipped to save a woman’s life in the event the procedure is botched by the abortionist.

Additionally, the bill would exempt abortion clinics from a long list of health and safety standards established by state regulators for the purpose of protecting patients from unsafe clinics.

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