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February-13-96

Virginia Votes to Support New Mothers

The Virginia Assembly voted to allow longer maternity stays for new mothers. In a unanimous decision of both houses, the legislation puts the decision on how long a woman and her newborn can remain in the hospital into the hands of her doctor.

The bill was sponsored by Sen. Jane H. Woods (R) who noted, "This bill. . . ensures that medical criteria, not financial interests, be the determinants for women and child at the time of delivery

Media Resources: The Washington Post, B1 - February 13, 1996