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.