Friday, September 14, 2012

Victory Alert: Board of Heatlh Adopts Abortion Standards!

The Family Foundation of Virginia
Victoria Cobb, President
Friday, September 14, 2012

This afternoon the Virginia Board of Health adopted new abortion center regulations that include important building standards.  In June, the Board voted to exclude existing abortion centers from building standards, but today it reversed that decision.

The vote was 13-2!

Pro-life Virginians turned out in great numbers today!  That made a huge difference in the outcome.  We will send a complete report of today's events later.  Below is the statement we released to the media after today's vote:

"We are pleased that the Board wasn't fooled by the abortion industy's distractions from the real issue of abortion centers in Virginia found with bloody patient tables, unsanitized conditions and untrained staffs. An industry that has such widespread failure to protect the health of women should have no say in how it is regulated. Virginia's women are better off after today's vote.

 "The hysterical claims of the abortion industry that today's vote denies access to health care are simply untrue. Today's decision simply requires the industry to clean up its act. These centers can continue to offer any other service they provide even it they can't meet these reasonable guidelines. They simply have to stop performing surgery unless they meet these standards."