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Only 9 out of 133 localities have a first trimester abortion provider.

There are currently only 14 outpatient women’s health centers in Virginia that provide first-trimester abortion. (This is down from 21 providers in 2011.) Only 7% of Virginia counties or cities have an abortion provider. This means many Virginia women have to drive for hours to reach a provider.

The following Virginia localities currently have women’s health centers that provide first-trimester abortion services:

  • Albemarle County
  • City of Alexandria
  • City of Falls Church
  • Henrico County
  • City of Newport News
  • City of Norfolk
  • City of Richmond
  • City of Roanoke
  • City of Virginia Beach

Sources: Guttmacher Institute; Virginia Department of Health

“My oldest daughter, a young adult, discovered she was unexpectedly pregnant. We went over all the alternatives and choices and decided that an elective termination would be best…. Sure enough the whole “consultation” aspect, which is to be at least 24 hours prior to the procedure, was scheduled on a Monday and the procedure on a Friday. My daughter was traveling 300 miles and couldn’t wait five days to have the procedure done.”

Anonymous, Northern Virginia

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