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Busiest Abortion Clinic in Virginia Closes Thanks to Pro-Life Law

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  • 2013 Jul 17
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The busiest abortion business in Virginia is closing, thanks to pro-life laws requiring abortion facilities to meet stricter health and safety standards, reports. Nova Women's Healthcare in Fairfax, a clinic with a history of botched abortions and at least one patient death, was forced to close after state lawmakers adopted new pro-life laws holding abortion clinics accountable for putting women's health at risk. Nova's lease in its current location was terminated via a lawsuit by the property owners on the grounds that the abortion clinic created a nuisance. Nova had previously applied for a building permit but was denied because it was one parking space short of compliance with city ordinances. It attempted to reapply as a
"health spa" to circumvent the need for the additional space, but the city manager saw through the ruse and again denied the application. Alena Yarmosky, a spokeswoman for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, said Nova "was trying to relocate because they couldn't stay where they were, because of the new regulations. .. . The fact they were forced to move, that's a testament to the barriers these providers face." Nova did 3,066 abortions in 2012 and 3,567 in 2011 -- making it so the pro-life law putting stricter abortion regulations in place is already saving the lives of thousands of unborn children. This closure is one of 30 abortion clinics to close in 2013 alone, more than doubling the number of closures over all of last year.