Regulations on abortion clinics will save lives

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Virginia abortion clinics face new rules soon, but they have been long in coming and emerge only after a bruising battle.

Governor Bob McDonnell has signed off on new regulations that apply to abortion clinics in Virginia and they should be implemented by this summer ( see earlier article). But Olivia Gans Turner of Virginia Society for Human Life tells OneNewsNow there is one snag, which may further delay the new regulations from going into effect.

Turner

"Now we are dealing with the reality that the Board of Health itself actually created a window of two more years for these facilities that have not yet met the standard to come in line, so we're not done with this story line yet," she explains.

One question that lingers, she says, is why it has taken so long to implement a law passed in 2011.

"Anything dealing with abortion or access to abortion is highly politicized by pro-abortion forces that don't want to see any interference whatsoever in an otherwise completely unchecked practice that is basically about making money," Gans says.

"It's not about helping women. It's certainly not about helping the babies, who always die, but it's always about how can we protect the abortion industry's interests."

The new rules basically set standards for abortion clinics similar to other outpatient surgical facilities. Today is the opening day of the legislative session and a Virginia Stands for Life rally is being held to thank members and encourage them to pursue other measures to protect life for the mother and the baby.

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