Mn. House panel approves abortion facility licensing, inspection

State licensing of outpatient surgical centers would be applied to abortion industry ST. PAUL — State licensing of abortion facilities was approved by the Minnesota House Government Operations and Elections Policy committee today. The measure is strongly supported by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL). H.F. 812 (S.F. 704), authored by Rep. Deb Kiel, R-Crookston, …

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MCCL Legislative Director tells committee why state regulation of abortion clinics is vitally important

By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today reported yesterday, the Minnesota Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy committee just approved two measures. I would like to focus here on S.F. 704 (H.F. 811), authored by state Sen. Michelle Fischbach (R). The bill would require facilities that perform 10 or more abortions per month …

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Abortion facility licensing, taxpayer funded abortion ban bills passed by Mn. Senate panel

Legislation would apply state licensing, federal funding standards to abortion industry ST. PAUL — Two key pro-life measures were approved by the Minnesota Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy committee last night. It was the second hearing for both S.F. 704 and S.F. 702, which have the strong support of Minnesota Citizens Concerned …

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Va. Board of Health guts protective abortion clinic requirements

By Dave Andrusko The Washington Post editorial board calls it “A small victory,” but, in fact, what happened Monday is a huge setback for women’s health in Virginia. NRL News Today has posted dozens of stories about pro-abortion Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s non-stop campaign to gut state regulations that would minimally upgrade requirements at the Commonwealth’s …

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“Misguided” changes weakening Virginia’s regulations of abortion clinics likely to be adopted October 24

By Dave Andrusko So long as pro-abortion (and Hillary Clinton confidante) Terry McAuliffe is governor, you know there would never be a let-up in his campaign to gut regulations that upgraded safety requirement for abortion clinics in Virginia. Thus, while the Richmond Times-Dispatch told us last month there were “mistakes in the regulatory process of …

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Arizona Governor signs law ensuring abortion clinics “fully segregate” Medicaid dollars so that none pays for elective abortions

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would give new powers to the director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program, “to decide that certain individuals or entities cannot participate in the system,” reported Howard Fischer of Capital Media Services. The measure” most significantly allows …

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Federal Judge orders abortions clinics to remain open while they appeal transfer agreement requirement

By Dave Andrusko Last Friday the Ohio Department of Health denied a request for an exception (a “variance“) to an Ohio abortion law from Southwest Ohio’s two abortion facilities, Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati and Women’s Med Center of Dayton But on Monday, Federal Judge Michael Barrett of the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati ordered the …

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Va. Board of Health rolls back protective abortion clinic regulations, but many more steps before changes take effect

By Dave Andrusko As universally expected, a revamped Virginia Board of Health began the process of gutting regulations that would have upgraded what was required of abortion clinics in the Commonwealth. The vote was 9-6. However the regulatory process is so incredibly complicated it could be years before the amended rules are incorporated. Reporting for …

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Virginia Board of Health expected to gut abortion clinic regulations

By Dave Andrusko This falls squarely under the “elections do matter” category. In 2013, when pro-abortion Terry McAuliffe, running over with money and media support, defeated pro-life Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to become Virginia’s new governor, the handwriting was on the wall. In an editorial that ran over the weekend, the Washington Post told us …

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Federal Judge Kevin Sharp Issues New Injunction Barring Tennessee District Attorneys From Enforcing Law

In a federal court hearing Thursday morning, Chief Judge Kevin Sharp issued a new injunction barring District Attorneys in both Davidson and Sullivan counties from enforcing Tennessee’s new state law that requires abortion facilities performing 50 or more surgical abortions annually to be licensed and inspected by the TN Department of Health. As a result …

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Federal Judge bars two Tennessee district attorneys from enforcing law requiring abortion clinics to be regulated as ambulatory surgical facilities

By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp today barred district attorneys in Davidson and Sullivan counties from enforcing a Tennessee law that requires abortion facilities that perform 50 or more abortions annually to meet the standards of an ambulatory surgical treatment center. Brought by clinics in Bristol and Nashville, their owner, and CHOICES (the …

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Oversight of South Carolina abortion clinics is inadequate, editorial agrees

By Dave Andrusko Back on May 7, Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life, wrote a story for NRL News Today that outlined a very critical report from the South Carolina Legislative Audit Council harshly criticizing the state health department for numerous deficiencies in its inspection of the state’s three freestanding abortion facilities—deficiencies …

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