Skip to comments.Terry McAuliffe vows to use mysterious ‘guidance opinion’ to help Virginia abortion clinics
Posted on 09/19/2013 9:58:13 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
Democrat Terry McAuliffe is telling supporters that as Virginia governor he would issue a guidance opinion that would exempt existing abortion clinics from complying with strict new health and safety standards. The only problem: State officials say there is no such thing as a guidance opinion and that governors have no such formal authority.
Mr. McAuliffe said last week that he plans to take the action to keep 18 remaining centers open after abortion clinics in Fairfax City and Hampton Roads announced that they would shut their doors as a result of the standards.
He said that just one of the centers that remains open meets the requirements and they all would close if he doesnt act.
But I will issue whats called a guidance opinion by mid-March, he said. I can give a guidance opinion to the Board of Health to grandfather in those remaining clinics to keep them open. Thats why this election is so important, and I will do that.
However, multiple current and former state officials, both Democrat and Republican, say they are unaware of any formal power of the governors office to issue something like that to the Board of Health, which approved the regulations.
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If only I had relocated to Richmond.
This is the age of 0bama, where we can just make stuff up.
Abortion worshipper Ochopchop prolly told McA****ole that'd he'd campaign for him only IF the baby-killing machines stayed open.
Governors afre just regional Kings I guess and Obama is the King of Kings.
Weird religion leftists have created.
Or they could just upgrade to the standards.