Abortion clinics; regulations and licensure. (HB1883)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensure of abortion clinics.  Requires all abortion clinics, defined as any facility other than a hospital or an ambulatory surgery center in which 25 or more first trimester abortions are performed in any 12-month period, to be licensed and to comply with the requirements currently in place for ambulatory surgery centers except the requirement for a certificate of public need. The Board of Health may also waive certain structural requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072432396
01/04/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/19/2007Read first time
01/22/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2007Read third time and passed House (60-Y 35-N)
01/24/2007Communicated to Senate
01/24/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/31/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1883)


George Payne writes:

If you oppose abortion, you'll like this bill, if you're pro-choice, you'll hate it.

The one thing that is unambigiously clear about it is that its purpose is not related to the betterment of public health.

Jenni writes:

The more bills I read by this guy the more I am disgusted by him.

jennae writes:

This is Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP). Oral surgeons and plastic surgeons aren't required to follow these same rules. It's just another way to limit access to abortions, making them less affordable to the people who already can't afford them. If it passes, there would only be 2 abortion clinics in Virgina.

Catawba writes:

Abortion clinics aren't charitable organizations -- they're for-profit businesses that operate like any other firm in seeking to increase their earnings by cutting costs and raising prices. Raising prices too much will keep clients away. But cutting costs until women's health is endangered is easy. The money's already in the till, and how many of those infected have the savvy and wherewithal to file lawsuits? Legalizing abortion was supposed to make it safe -- not endanger women's health for the sake of the abortion industry's profits.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Catawba, you express concern about a problem that doesn't exist.