Monday, October 31, 2016

Abortions In The Old Dominion

by Tony Perkins: The state of Virginia calls itself a "commonwealth," a political body organized to protect and advance the common good of its citizens. But this week the Old Dominion's Board of health rescinded health and safety regulations put forth in the aftermath of the 2011 Kermit Gosnell "house of horrors" case, proving that in Governor Terry McAuliffe's Virginia, the only "good" worth seeking is the profit of his abortion lobby backers.

Kermit Gosnell was a national turning point in regulating the abortion industry because a grand jury found that this unregulated abortionist "killed babies and endangered women:"

What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors. The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels – and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths.States around the country began revisiting and updating their regulation of abortion providers, and many abortionists were investigated (including Steven Brigham's abortion practices in Virginia) and even shut down. In Virginia, the Board of Health was tasked with updating health and safety standards. But Planned Parenthood and its allies pushed back forcefully, helping to elect a pro-abortion Democratic governor.

Now, it's pay-back time, according to our friends at the Family Foundation:

On Monday, the $1 billion abortion industry got what it paid for; politically motivated protection from Terry McAuliffe. Despite overwhelming evidence uncovered by inspections of abortion centers, including bloody, unsterilized medical equipment, doctors and nurses not washing hands or re-gloving between patients, untrained and unaccountable staffing, and hundreds of other deficiencies, the Board of Health, populated by those who passed the Governor's pro-abortion litmus test, did as they were ordered and watered down health and safety standards.Read the rest here. From CDC standards for preventing infections to standards of medical care imposed on dental surgeons, the board repealed countless common-sense health and safety standards.

Perhaps most egregiously, the Board of Health overstepped its own mandate. It even granted the Commissioner of Health the power to overlook any (remaining) medical standards at will. An unaccountable government official will now have the power to turn a blind eye on the gruesome abortion industry.

Stay tuned -- it certainly appears the McAuliffe administration is ripe for a legal challenge for its blatant disregard of the law.
Tony Perkins is President of the Family Research Council . This article was on Tony Perkin's Washington Update an written with the aid of FRC senior writers.
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