HB 1741, sponsored by Del. Kathy J. Byron (R-Lynchburg)
Passed the House, 69 to 28. Would allow any health care professional who is asked to dispense any birth control pill or other medication for the purpose of performing an abortion to invoke a conscience clause, under which the professional could decline to provide the service without fear of disciplinary or legal action.
HB 1580, sponsored by Del. Mark L. Cole (R-Fredericksburg)
Approved for final vote on House floor. Would remove a woman's mental health from consideration as a condition that would allow for an abortion after the second trimester.
HB 1541, sponsored by Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William)
Approved for final vote on House floor. Would establish as a felony "partial-birth infanticide," in which a person partially delivers a fetus for the purpose of aborting it.
HB 1402, sponsored by Del. Richard H. Black (R-Loudoun)
Approved for final vote on House floor. Would require a physician to obtain parental consent before performing an abortion on most minors. Under current law, notification is required but consent is not.
SB 1124, sponsored by Sen. Kenneth W. Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)
Passed by Senate Education and Health Committee, 9 to 6. Would require a physician to obtain parental consent before performing an abortion on a minor.
SB 772, sponsored by Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)
Failed in Senate Education and Health Committee, 7 to 7. Would have imposed stricter regulations on abortion clinics.