Why we must oppose Virginia’s effort to liberalize abortion laws

Below is excerpt from an article I wrote for ERLC.com.

Last week a bill that would undo pro-life measures in Virginia passed the state senate after a 20-20 tie was broken by Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. The legislation, Senate Bill 733, a similar version of which has already passed Virginia’s House of Delegates, would remove requirements that abortions be performed by doctors, allowing nurse practitioners and physicians assistants to perform the procedure. But more importantly, it would also repeal the informed-consent measures currently in place in the Commonwealth. 

Currently, Virginia law requires a woman seeking an abortion to receive basic information about both the abortion procedure and the development of the fetus at least 24 hours before undergoing an abortion. These informed-consent measures require