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Sat Apr 6, 2024, 04:26 AM Apr 2024

Gov. Youngkin signs a measure backed by abortion-rights groups but vetoes others

Gov. Youngkin signs a measure backed by abortion-rights groups but vetoes others

The Associated Press
April 5, 2024, 11:40 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed 88 bills Friday and vetoed 11 others, including legislation that advocates said would have helped protect women and medical practitioners from potential extraditions related to abortion services that are legal in Virginia.

Youngkin said in a statement that the measures would undermine the nation’s longstanding legal framework for extraditions. But in a move that surprised some observers, the governor signed separate legislation, which is supported by abortion rights groups, that prohibits the issuance of search warrants, subpoenas or court orders for electronic or digital menstrual health data.

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