Monday, September 5, 2011
Washington Post Editorial on Virginia’s Proposed Regulations for “Safer” Abortion Clinics
The Washington Post editorial: Targeting abortions:
IF SOMETHING about anti-abortion advocates pressing for “safer” abortion clinics rings false to you, trust your instincts.
Virginia recently unveiled regulations to beef up oversight of the 22 clinics in the commonwealth.
“It is imperative that you contact the Board of Health and urge them to pass the regulations!” exhorts the conservative Family Foundation on its Web site.
“[I]t is hard to imagine why groups that say they are concerned about women’s health would oppose these standards,” the Virginia Catholic Conference said in a statement.
Actually, it’s not hard to imagine at all, because the standards are not really about safety. They are unjustifiably stringent and could force abortion facilities to shut their doors. . . .