Women's Health Clinic That Performed Abortions Closes in Fairfax

Monday, Jul 15, 2013  |  Updated 11:36 AM EDT
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Fairfax Abortion Clinic Closes

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After seven years of operation in Fairfax, a women's health care clinic has closed.

NOVA Women's Healthcare performed more abortions than any other location in the state while in operation, The Washington Post reported.

It closed over a dispute with the landlord, and because new regulations in the commonwealth were likely to require the clinic to upgrade or move to hospital-grade facilities

The clinic will likely . According to The Post, NOVA Women's Healthcare's application to retrofit another space was denied because officials decided parking at the building was inadequate.

The Post reported that Alena Yarmosky, a spokesperson for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, said the clinic “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.”

It's not known whether the clinic will reopen elsewhere.

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