Beverly Amsler, Virginia Public Radio http://weku.fm en New Restrictions on Abortion Clinics http://weku.fm/post/new-restrictions-abortion-clinics <p>Health officials in Virginia this week consider emergency regulations which could severely restrict abortion clinics in that state. &nbsp;The regulations are in response to a bill signed into law by Governor McDonnell earlier this year.&nbsp; It requires the state to draft emergency regulations to treat abortion clinics as hospitals.&nbsp; If approved, the regulations would go into effect December 31st and would be in place until permanent regulations are enacted.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s an effort to make the clinics safer, says Chris Freund of the Family Foundation of Virginia.</p><p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:57:53 +0000 Beverly Amsler, Virginia Public Radio 12260 at http://weku.fm