VA Dems: Why allow only doctors to perform abortions?

Friday, February 28, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

hand with ultrasound wandYou can’t say they don’t keep their word: After pledging to do so, Democrats in Virginia have rolled back decades of abortion restrictions in Old Dominion.

OneNewsNow reported in a Jan 28 story that Democrats were introducing pro-abortion measures to create a “safe haven” for abortion in a state where pro-life laws have existed for two decades.

Virginia’s house delegates are abolishing a 24-hour waiting period, allowing non-doctors to perform abortions, and dropping safety and code regulations at abortion clinics.

Victoria Cobb of the Family Foundation of Virginia, who warned of the pro-abortion push weeks ago, says pro-lifers are “incredibly disappointed” that the Democratic-led General Assembly delivered a wish list for the abortion industry.  

Ralph Northam (VA Dem. gov. candidate)“And they did this,” she says, “because we know that the abortion industry was critical in paying for their election wins."

Carol Tobias of National Right to Life tells OneNewsNow there is nothing wrong with requiring health and safety standards, or informing women about alternatives to the abortion she is about to choose. The alternative for women in Virginia, she adds, is to seek out a pregnancy center for help.

“The pregnancy centers are there with open arms and loving hearts,” she insists, “to give women options to help them through that time.”

The Senate companion measure passed earlier in the week. The legislation now goes to Gov. Ralph Northam (pictured above) who supports it.

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