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Monday, March 14, 2011

Bulletin: EMERGENCY in Virginia! Fetuses Are Being Aborted!

The Virginia Legislature has come up with a devious underhanded scheme for closing most of the state’s abortion clinics. And this bill has been classified as “emergency legislation,” meaning it has to take effect within 280 days after Governor McDonnell signs the bill.

This new law requires each abortion clinic to be regulated as closely as a full-fledged hospital. Currently, abortion clinics are under the same regulations as any doctor’s office that performs outpatient surgery. Under the new law, these clinics will be subject to much stricter, more far-reaching regulations — as if they were complete hospitals with hundreds of beds — which would require a complete retro-fitting of their facilities.

Most clinics won’t be able to afford these mandated upgrades. Out of Virginia’s twenty-one abortion clinics, seventeen of them are expected to close.

Since this legislation is designated as “Emergency,” the governor and his appointees to the state health department will have expanded power in writing these regulations. It also greatly reduces the public participation and accountability that non-emergency legislation would have.

Just imagine — if Wall Street was regulated one tenth as closely as the teatards want to regulate abortion clinics, there would have been no financial meltdown in 2008.

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Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Ah yes, more of that Rushpubliscum focus on "jobs."

They've either gone bat shit insane, or they plan a coup. There aren't any other answers that fit.

March 15, 2011 at 3:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well now they have their own version of Death Panels


March 15, 2011 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

If the rich people close most of the abortion clinics, will it end up being only the rich who can afford abortions?

March 15, 2011 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: I think rightwing leaders are planning a coup, and millions of inbred dunces will enable them.

Erik: They love death panels; that's why they project a "death panel" onto everything a Democrat proposes.

Snave: I think that's what will happen.

March 15, 2011 at 4:59 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Republicans are perverse that way, Tom.

Hey, gotta have more sheeple for the banksters to shear in a few years.

Snave asked: "If the rich people close most of the abortion clinics, will it end up being only the rich who can afford abortions?"

The rich have always had — and used — access to abortion on demand. They go to private hospitals, clinics or doctor's offices for what's known as a "D&C" or dilatation and curretage, or scraping out of the uterus lining. All neat, tidy and discreet, with no mention on paper or computer files of pregnancy, much less abortion.

March 15, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: That's very true of wealthy conservatives. They want strict abortion laws for the riffraff, but if their own daughter gets pregnant they'll make a clandestine "arrangement" and then tell everybody -- "oh, uh, she's visiting her aunt in Nevada for a few months."

March 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM  

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