Monday, May 3, 2010

New Abortion Restrictions Save $$

Gov. McDonnell's office reports that the new restrictions could save Virginia more than $150,000 annually.

From the Washington Post

"The General Assembly last week approved an amendment to the state budget that would limit funding for abortions to those performed in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at risk. Nothing in state law had previously banned Medicaid-funded abortions in instances when the health of the mother was in jeopardy.

Last year, 147 abortions at a cost of $174,000 were performed in cases where the health of the mother was at risk at clinics or hospitals, according to new data provided by the governor's office. "

Yet another maneuver by the McDonnell administration and General Assembly to push Virginia forward.

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