Most state abortion providers to comply with new regulations

Posted at 6:24 PM, Apr 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-23 18:35:55-04

Nearly all of Virginia's major abortion providers say they expect to remain open.

This news comes on the heels of new state regulations that would require them to make some major changes.

License applications obtained by the Washington Examiner show 20 of 23 abortion clinics already are in compliance or plan changes to meet the requirements, which include larger operating rooms and hallways.

The report claims two clinics plan to perform fewer than five first-trimester abortions a month and don't need to meet the regulations. The other clinic has stopped providing abortions.

Critics of the regulations had said they were too expensive and would put clinics out of business.

Click here for the report by the Washington Examiner.