How Virginia’s ‘Conscience Clause’ for Genetic Counselors Could Set a National Precedent

Erin Matson writes for RH Reality Check: “On March 20, Gov. McAuliffe approved a new law to license genetic counselors over the pleas of advocates for reproductive rights. Effective July 1, Virginia will offer licenses to genetic counselors. Much of the language is similar to model legislative provisions published by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, with the notable exception of a broad ‘conscience clause’.”