What are the abortion laws in West Virginia and Virginia?

West Virginia

A woman in an doctors uniform holds a poster that reads “Abortion is Healthcare” as abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

GHENT, W.Va. (WVNS)– Do you know what the abortion laws are in Virginia? How about West Virginia? Read more below on restrictions and access in both states.

Information and data was provided by the Guttmacher Institute.

Virginia (Some Access)

  • Improves access to emergency contraceptives in the ER
  • Guarantees expanded coverage for contraceptive products (Birth control, etc.)
  • Allows certain organizations or individuals to refuse specific reproductive health services, information or referrals for abortion
  • Restricts young people’s access to abortion services, mandates parental notice
  • Provides increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family planning services
  • Prohibits some organizations or individuals that receive state funds from counseling or referring for abortion

West Virginia (Severely Restricted Access)

  • Guarantees expanded coverage for contraceptive products (Birth control, etc.)
  • Allows certain organizations or individuals to refuse to provide specific family-planning services
  • Restricts young women’s access to abortion services, mandates parental notice, mandatory counseling and waiting period
  • Bans second-trimester abortion care

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