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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Attention Virginians!

This Friday, the Virginia Board of Health will once again consider safety regulations for abortion centers.  Perhaps the most important of these is a requirement that hallways and doorways be wide enough to accommodate a stretcher in cases of emergency (for why, click on the photo at right to enlarge).  Pro-choice groups are strongly opposed to the requirements, arguing that the expenses involved are high enough to drive abortion centers out of business.  They'd rather have an unsafe, open clinic than a closed one.

The state legislature passed a comprehensive abortion clinic regulation statute last year, setting forth minimum standards and directing the Board of Health to work out the details.  In June, the Board of Health came back with something below the statutory minimum, and the Attorney General's Office sent them back to the drawing board.

There will be a hearing, open to the public, this Friday morning.  Last time, abortion supporters were out in full force.  We need plenty of pro-life bodies to show that this measure DOES have grassroots support, and that pro-life is pro-woman!

The address is 9960 Mayland Drive, Richmond, VA (boardroom 2).  The earlier you get there, the more likely you are to get a space in the room itself; first come, first served.  If you do get there later, you can help simply by being a pro-life presence in front of the building, where there are sure to be plenty of news cameras.  If possible, wear a pro-life shirt or button, or carry a pro-life sign.

Hope to see you there!

5 comments:

Bryan said...

I
call bullshit.



First off, abortion is no more dangerous than any other medical procedure, even
less so in many cases:








http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html/



Furthermore, from Mississippi to Virginia, damn near all the
legislators spearheading regulation on abortion clinics are well-known pro-life advocates. For example, in the aforementioned state of Mississippi,
here's some comments from legislators after passing "a simple health-and-safety measure":







http://www.economist.com/node/21562215



And here's the thoughts of one of the six doctors originally called on to draft
regulations for abortion clinics in Virginia:





Doctor
Ferguson also talked about how no other clinics have to follow guidelines as
strict as the ones that were proposed back in June and are more or less being proposed again:







http://www.nbc29.com/story/18794646/uva-gynecologist-speaks-out-ahead-of-abortion-regulation-approval


Also, as a side note, I've found that any picture that uses the phrase
'abortion mill' is probably of dubious reliability.

Bryan said...

I call bullshit.











First off, abortion is no more dangerous than any
other medical procedure, even


less so in many cases:


























http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html/












Furthermore, from Mississippi to Virginia, damn near
all the


legislators spearheading regulation on abortion
clinics are well-known pro-life advocates. For example, in the aforementioned
state of Mississippi,


here's some comments from legislators after passing
"a simple health-and-safety measure":























http://www.economist.com/node/21562215











And here's the thoughts of one of the six doctors
originally called on to draft


regulations for abortion clinics in Virginia:

















Doctor


Ferguson also talked about how no other clinics have
to follow guidelines as


strict as the ones that were proposed back in June
and are more or less being proposed again:























http://www.nbc29.com/story/18794646/uva-gynecologist-speaks-out-ahead-of-abortion-regulation-approval









Also, as a side note, I've found that any picture
that uses the phrase


'abortion mill' is probably of dubious reliability.

Regis O'Connoley said...

Is there a list of the names of the hundreds or thousands of women sickened or injured as a
result of malpractice at VA state abortion clinics. I understand that bad stuff happens in other states, like Birmingham, Alabama. But is there any list/record/proof of women who have been harmed by the abortion providers in VA? It's really important to get those facts out there if it's been happening.

Kelsey said...

Regis, you can find details at AbortionSafety.com and AbortionDocs.org. Both include original scans of malpractice lawsuits. I'm sure there is more out there, but what they have is a start.

Regis O'Connoley said...

Sorry, this isn't what I was looking for. On your site there are less than ten lawsuits some as early as 1993 listed in virginia. I wanted the list of the hundreds or thousands of women who the court found to have been harmed as a result of unsafe abortion procedure. This is the sort of information that the public needs to hear about. Otherwise the pro-life movement could be discredited by people who would claim the regulations are meant to make abortions impossible to administer in Virginia.