2010

Medicaid Cannot Cover Your Abortion, Even When Your Health Is At Risk

In 2010, the Virginia General Assembly voted to expand its ban on state abortion coverage for Medicaid-eligible women, prohibiting coverage even when a woman’s health is at risk. 33 states and the District of Columbia prohibit state coverage of abortion services for Medicaid-eligible women. The prohibition was proposed by Governor Robert McDonnell as an amendment to the biennial budget. The amendment was approved by the House of Delegates 64-30 and by the State Senate 20-19.

Sources: 12 Va. Admin. Code § 30-50-105(E); 12 Va. Admin. Code § 30-50-140(F); 12 Va. Admin. Code § 30-50-100(D); HB 30, 2010; Guttmacher Institute, State Policies in Brief, “State Funding of Abortion Under Medicaid.”

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Stand Up For Abortion Access

Women who have decided to access an abortion should feel safe and supported, not face shame and barriers.