More information is surfacing justifying abortion clinic
regulations and enforcement in Virginia.
Abortion clinic owners have been fighting against the
establishment of new rules and inspections, saying they are not
necessary. Virginia Cobb of the Family
Foundation in Virginia says evidence proves the
"You know there have been now some
inspections of some of the clinics because of emergency
regulations, and it is just shocking to see that we have bloody
patient tables, untrained staff and unsanitized equipment from an
industry that claimed all along that they are safe and there is no
need to regulate," says Cobb.
As Cobb points out, the clinics have gone uninspected for two
and a half decades, but the new regulations, which have yet to go
into effect, will be helpful.
"They are very strong on safety," Cobb reports about the new
regs. "They are even stronger on construction standards, making
sure that these facilities, for example, have hallways wide enough
for a gurney if there's an emergency or an elevator for a paramedic
crew to be able to get someone to an emergency facility. So we do
feel good about what's being passed."
The new standards still have a few hoops to go through before
going into effect.