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Abortion Clinic Safety bill passes VA Senate!!!

Posted on 02/24/2011 12:16:17 PM PST by Gopher Broke

Victoria Cobb, President Thursday, February 24, 2011

Victory Alert: Abortion Clinic Safety Passes Senate!!

In a historic vote, the state Senate today approved legislation that requires the Board of Health to create regulation for abortion centers in Virginia! After over two decades of hiding behind a veil of political secrecy, abortion centers in Virginia will now face greater scrutiny and better health standards.

After a long and passionate debate on the Senate floor, the vote was 20-20 with Lt. Governor Bill Bolling casting the deciding vote in favor of the bill!

We will provide more information on this tremendous victory later.


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortuary; bolling; mcdonnell; murder; prolife; safety; sb924; va; vageneralassembly; virginia
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1 posted on 02/24/2011 12:16:19 PM PST by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke

Apparently 2 Democrats voted with the Republicans to create the 20/20 tie......


2 posted on 02/24/2011 12:17:06 PM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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Considering what this was about I wouldn't turn my back on any of the VA Senate Dems in the future ~ too dangerous.

When you find people voting in favor of killing women inside an abortuary, or infecting them with lethal bacteria, or collecting baby fingers to make into necklaces ~ you are definetly one sick person.

3 posted on 02/24/2011 12:21:55 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Gopher Broke

I am glad for this on some counts, still, the evil of making safe abortion centers is repellent.

It’s like health and safety requirements at Auschwitz.


4 posted on 02/24/2011 12:23:11 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero
I am glad for this on some counts, still, the evil of making safe abortion centers is repellent.

Yes, but now the standards for hygiene can become ver-r-r-ry stringent!

5 posted on 02/24/2011 12:32:33 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: muawiyah

collecting baby fingers to make into necklaces


Has someone actually been doing that? My God...


6 posted on 02/24/2011 12:33:56 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Gopher Broke

Please thank Democrat Senators Colgan and Puckett for voting with Republicans, so this bill would pass...

Colgan - district29@senate.virginia.gov

Puckett - district38@senate.virginia.gov


7 posted on 02/24/2011 12:41:16 PM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: ScottinVA
What did you imagine the guy in Philadelphia was going to do with them?

He's part of the same racket the Democrats in Virginia love to protect ~

8 posted on 02/24/2011 12:45:01 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Gopher Broke

Kinda odd to see the liberals argue that medical clinics shouldn’t be THAT safe.

If you miscarry at any stage, they have to take you to the hospital to remove the baby. They cannot do it in the doctors office unless the baby is alive.


9 posted on 02/24/2011 12:45:39 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Persevero

I hear ya. Kinda struggled with this one for that reason too, but in the end I figured it’s something like the health care issue. Obviously Obamacare is a setup that will fail - so we end up with govt single payer health care.

I don’t want to be the same way in this case, letting abortion centers stay as dirty, disease infested chophouses just to advance the issue. Strictly regulating abortion centers will have a number of positives that make it worth it.


10 posted on 02/24/2011 12:53:28 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Free Vulcan; Persevero

Requiring decent sanitation for abortuaries - even making them as clean as nail salons - will shut some of them down, and will raise the costs of others. Result - fewer dead babies, and fewer injured or dead mothers. Any law that increases the cost or reduces the convenience of abortion deters some customers, which is why the Death Eaters fight *everything*, even basic cleanliness.


11 posted on 02/24/2011 1:28:20 PM PST by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Family Research Council statement on bill passage:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2011
CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866)-372-6397

FRC Praises Virginia State Senate for Adopting Safer Abortion Clinic Standards
February 24, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council President Tony Perkins today praised the Virginia State Senate for adopting safer health standards for abortion clinics.

As a Louisiana state representative, Perkins authored a law in 1999 that held abortion clinics to the same standards as other medical facilities. The legislature overwhelmingly passed the law after a woman nearly died from an abortion performed in Baton Rouge.

Family Research Council Tony Perkins made the following comments:

“The Virginia State Senate took a significant step today toward protecting women’s health at abortion clinics. If we cannot accept sub-standard care that would jeopardize women’s health in other areas, such as post-natal care, we cannot accept it from abortion clinics.

“We urge the governor to quickly sign this legislation which places women’s health above politics. Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s practice is an example of what can happen in states where basic standards are not enforced by health authorities. Gosnell’s grisly practice of killing infants and tormenting women will stand as one of the most horrific discoveries in Pennsylvania state history. This millionaire doctor raked in $15,000 a day - more than enough money to afford clean equipment and a trained staff. But, like so much of the abortion industry, his business wasn’t about caring for women or vaccinating children. It was about profit.

“Everyone, including abortion facility operators, should be able to agree that abortion clinics should not operate with less oversight than veterinary clinics, as they do in many states. Women deserve much better,” concluded Perkins.

http://www.frc.org


12 posted on 02/24/2011 1:35:51 PM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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Unreal! These HIGH profit butcher shops have almost no regulation? People actually voted against requiring some regulations and sanitary standards!


13 posted on 02/24/2011 1:48:54 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Gopher Broke
Abortion Clinic Safety bill passes VA Senate!!!

Considering the mortality rate among people who enter abortion mills as patients (about 50% - primarily the younger half of their patients), it's about time they made these disgusting places safer.

14 posted on 02/24/2011 1:56:53 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Gopher Broke

If Obama is in typical form, look for VA to be sued.

The fedgov logic:

We need to have lower standards and practices so that more women will have greater access to safer and cleaner abortion facilities. (I didn’t say it would make sense.)


15 posted on 02/24/2011 2:00:38 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: muawiyah

Following the Civil War, there are accounts of black families that would not allow Democrats in their homes for fear of being killed by them.


16 posted on 02/24/2011 2:07:21 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: Gopher Broke

“Better health standards?” What screwy terminology we use, when one out of two patients don’t come out of the clinic alive.


17 posted on 02/24/2011 2:21:33 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Gopher Broke

For anybody interested in following the legislative process (bills and resolutions) in the Virginia General Assembly, go here...

http://lis.virginia.gov/

Clicking on “Bills and Resolutions” takes you to this page...

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+men+BIL

Enter “sb924” for this bill, and you get a page with the history of all actions to date concerning this bill...

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=111&typ=bil&val=sb924


18 posted on 02/24/2011 2:26:55 PM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: All

An alternate (older) web page for the Legislative Information System...

http://leg1.state.va.us/


19 posted on 02/24/2011 2:36:53 PM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: Pollster1

“Considering the mortality rate among people who enter abortion mills as patients (about 50% - primarily the younger half of their patients), it’s about time they made these disgusting places safer.”

This 50% death-rate figure for women seems much too high to be real. Do you have a source?

(Of course, we know it is 100% mortality for the fetus.)


20 posted on 02/24/2011 6:19:50 PM PST by saltus (God's Will be done)
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To: Persevero

Ditto.


21 posted on 02/24/2011 6:33:36 PM PST by victim soul
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To: ScottinVA

Yes, but now the standards for hygiene can become ver-r-r-ry stringent!

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Simply comparing the number of cannula’s bought to the number of patients seen would get every one of them shut down ...


22 posted on 02/24/2011 7:05:21 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Gopher Broke

It needs to be renamed the Abortion CHAMBER Safety Bill.....!


23 posted on 02/24/2011 8:00:39 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Gopher Broke

It certainly is curious to see so many dems fighting against regulating an industry out of existence.


24 posted on 02/24/2011 8:28:03 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

There is more regulation of the air, soil and water within 100 miles of any oil refinery than there is in one accursed room of a baby-killing factory.


25 posted on 02/24/2011 8:33:15 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: muawiyah

The Democrat party celebrates abortion.


26 posted on 02/24/2011 8:34:52 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (Palin/West 2012)
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To: Gopher Broke
It is quite rare that there was a 20/20 tie. Usually in that case, one of the members that intends to vote opposite the Lt. Governor will simply not vote. In this event, the final vote is 20 in favor, 19 opposed. But any bill requires a minimum of 21 Senate votes, and the Lt. Governor is only allowed to vote in the event of a 20/20 tie.

When I was a kid, I remember the Equal Rights Amendment died in the State legislature because an opposing Senator was not present when the vote was taken, leading to a 20-19 defeat and a powerless Lt. Governor supporting passage.

27 posted on 02/24/2011 9:15:53 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Gopher Broke
Please thank Democrat Senators Colgan and Puckett for voting with Republicans, so this bill would pass...

Thank the remaining Democrats as well. If any one of them had simply not voted, the bill would have fallen short of the 21 votes needed for passage, because Lt. Governor Boling would not have been allowed a vote.

28 posted on 02/24/2011 9:18:49 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Frantzie
Unreal! These HIGH profit butcher shops have almost no regulation?

It's true, in many states. Women have been hoodwinked into going to obtain a 'medical procedure' in places, that all too often, have fewer health regulations than they beauty parlor they use...

the infowarrior

29 posted on 02/24/2011 11:18:01 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: Neidermeyer

I think of all the places like Gosnell’s that just haven’t been discovered yet. Chilling.

There was an abortion mill shut down in Montgomery, AL. Rather than clean up their place and follow any regulations, they chose to shut down entirely. I pray that this will be the case here as well! Defunding Planned Parenthood will help further shut these mills.

There’s another campaign of 40 Days for Life coming up soon. Sometimes we hear reports of increased anxiety and in-fighting amongst the abortion staff during these campaigns. We love to hear when the workers leave the job...they just can’t take it anymore.

Chipping away at the wall...it WILL come tumbling down!!


30 posted on 02/24/2011 11:51:12 PM PST by Inclines to the Right (www.maafa21.com)
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To: Gopher Broke

I suspect the “coathanger in a back alley” discouraged a lot of mothers and saved a lot of children. Make murder upleasant and dangerous for the murderer, and you save a lot of lives.

So I say let these death houses remain filthy, unsanitary places. Let these mothers - who hate their children enough to kill them - see what a death house looks like.

Perhaps some will realize what it really is they’re plotting, and will be shocked back to their senses. And those that don’t, well, let them die for murdering their children.


31 posted on 02/25/2011 4:31:04 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Persevero

It will increase their costs which will make it harder to keep their doors open.


32 posted on 02/25/2011 4:38:51 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Why don’t all the other myriad of laws concerning healthcare safety apply to these places?


33 posted on 02/25/2011 4:41:10 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: saltus
This 50% death-rate figure for women seems much too high to be real. Do you have a source? (Of course, we know it is 100% mortality for the fetus.)

Two living people enter an abortion mill, one walking and one pre-born. One person walks out still alive, and the other goes into the trash can or down the garbage disposal - dying or dead. To me, that looks a whole lot like a 50% mortality rate.

34 posted on 02/25/2011 4:56:12 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: driftdiver

Because Democrats have successfully exempted Abortion clinics from any and all regulations for many years....they have the same low regulation as a vet office.

How many complications in VA abortion clinics last year? How many deaths? We don’t know because (unlike other surgical outpatient clinics in VA) they are not required to report them.

When there is a problem at a surgical abortion clinic, they have to call 911 because they are not required to have life-saving equipment there.

I have been told there have been 2 deaths in VA abortion clinics in recent years...one of them was in NVA. The media will not report this because they support unlimited abortion on demand....which might be hindered if people knew the truth.


35 posted on 02/25/2011 7:38:10 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: Persevero

The Auschwitz example is an excellent one. But this VA senate vote does prove one thing, people are beginning to think about unborn human life in humane terms. That’s good. It is getting harder for the libs to describe pro-lifers as “out of the main stream.”


36 posted on 02/25/2011 8:40:52 AM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Persevero

The Auschwitz example is an excellent one. But this VA senate vote does prove one thing, people are beginning to think about unborn human life in humane terms. That’s good. It is getting harder for the libs to describe pro-lifers as “out of the main stream.”


37 posted on 02/25/2011 8:41:00 AM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Persevero

The Auschwitz example is an excellent one. But this VA senate vote does prove one thing, people are beginning to think about unborn human life in humane terms. That’s good. It is getting harder for the libs to describe pro-lifers as “out of the main stream.”


38 posted on 02/25/2011 8:41:04 AM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Persevero

Those actually did exist. Nazi officers liked to keep a clean house...

The new vermin have taken the death camps, broken them into sections, and put them in our neighborhoods. One cannot walk out in public for 2 minutes without looking into the face of evil.


39 posted on 02/25/2011 8:46:43 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: driftdiver

Meanwhile, they left is trying to get all sorts of restrictions placed on abortion alternative services,

trying to get them shut down.

Why else would they want them shut down if not to promote as many abortions as possible?


40 posted on 02/25/2011 8:48:52 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: ScottinVA

Imagine every horror you can possibly imagine and some of it is happening 10 miles down the street from where you are sitting right now.

I work for a non-profit emergency medical service and see this type of thing every damned week. You hear about it on the news and it seems so rare...but it’s not. The nation is so warped that I no longer have any passion for helping people. Everyone is as good as dead.


41 posted on 02/25/2011 8:50:15 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: Friendofgeorge
The Democrat party celebrates abortion.

Of course. Abortion is their sacrament.

42 posted on 02/25/2011 8:50:59 AM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: Gopher Broke

We are almost at the point where leftist vermin will legalize the killing of toddlers and young children. They are already tolerate full-fledged infanticide and someone who kills a 2 year old can get out in 25. A well-known attorney general can protect a brutal child rapist and still keep her job.

This is only going to get worse, unimaginably worse, until every last leftist lies dead.


43 posted on 02/25/2011 8:53:58 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: Fresh Wind
You are right, I honestly believe they might enjoy having a live abortion performed at the DNC winter meetings for entertainment
44 posted on 02/25/2011 9:18:41 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (Palin/West 2012)
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To: Gopher Broke

How soon will there be a stay issued by a liberal judge? These people (if they even deserve that word) will not abide ANY restriction on their supreme right to take unborn life. This is even after the Roe v. Wade ruling said that states have the authority to regulate on health and safety concerns.


45 posted on 02/25/2011 9:42:41 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: boatbums

Obama will sign an executive order to guarantee the right to murder a child.


46 posted on 02/25/2011 9:46:15 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Maryhere
One heart at a time, I believe. I appreciate Dr. David Reardon’s work on the subject of abortion and it's effect on the mothers and fathers. I also agree with him that, one day abortion will not have to be made illegal, because it will be unthinkable. I pray to God that happens soon.
47 posted on 02/25/2011 9:52:38 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: Gopher Broke
Abortion Safety

Isn't that an oxymoron? Safe for whom? Certainly not the innocent baby.

48 posted on 02/26/2011 7:32:00 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Balding_Eagle

“...Following the Civil War, there are accounts of black families that would not allow Democrats in their homes for fear of being killed by them....”

Blacks were obviously smarter back then. Today’s Blacks would be wise to do the same. Dems support killing em by the thousands, yet Blacks continue to embrace them and their sick policies. Heck, I’m white and I won’t even let a rat on my property. The last one that came around to these parts campaigning was told he was trespassing and he could either leave the premises immediately under his own volition or in a body bag...didn’t right matter much either way to me. With a loaded Colt .45 pointed right at his head, he quickly jumped back in his Cadillac and left....smart rat.


49 posted on 02/26/2011 1:48:20 PM PST by lgjhn23
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To: Gopher Broke
Pinged from Terri Dailies


50 posted on 02/27/2011 11:22:59 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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