North Carolina Senate passes strong pro-life bill

By Dave Andrusko North Carolina may become the latest state to pass protective legislation in the wake of the murder convictions of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. On a 27-14 vote, the state Senate today passed a measure with a number of ingredients similar to legislation passed in states like Ohio and, hopefully, soon in Texas. Some …

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Abortion Clinic Regulations, including unannounced inspections, vital to patient safety

By Dave Andrusko Earlier today we posted the letter to the editor Richard Doerflinger sent to the Washington Post. Mr. Doerflinger, associate director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, hoisted the Post’s editorial board on its own petard. The Post had lamented that an abortion clinic in Virginia …

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Final two hearings before Virginia Board of Health certifies abortion clinic regulations

By Dave Andrusko Hmmm. I’ve written two dozen stories, or more, about the battle in Virginia over the state’s abortion clinic regulations and somehow managed to miss that there was another public hearing last week! (There’s another one today as well.) Following today’s hearing, the Board of Health will conduct a final vote on the …

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Virginia Governor approves Abortion Clinic Regulations

By Dave Andrusko Commonsense abortion clinic regulations in Virginia are now one step closer to taking effect. Last Friday Gov. Bob McDonnell approved the regulations that were enacted in 2011 with bi-partisan support in the legislature. After a sixty day period public comment period, the regulations will go back to the state Board of Health …

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Three Takeaways from the latest fight over abortion clinic regulations in Virginia

By Dave Andrusko After the dust settled following last Friday’s vote by the Virginia Board of Health, there are three considerations to keep in mind now (at least for now) that existing abortion clinics will be required to adhere to the new clinic regulations. First, the battle is not over. Repeat, even though the Board …

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A “genuine change of heart”: a behind the scenes look at the Virginia Board of Health vote on abortion clinic regulations

By Dave Andrusko As National Right to Life News Today reported, last Friday the Virginia Board of Health reversed itself and said, yes, a law passed to regulate abortion clinics should include existing abortion clinics, not just new ones. A law passed in 2011 mandated that abortion clinics be treated like outpatient surgical centers and …

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Virginia Board of Health to meet this week to reconsider abortion clinic regulations

By Dave Andrusko Next Friday, the Virginia Board of Health will meet to reconsider a proposed set of abortion clinic regulations from which the board voted in June to exempt existing clinics. That surprise 7-4 vote delighted pro-abortionists—who showed up in force — and outraged pro-lifers who pointed out that when the Virginia legislature passed …

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Cuccinelli Refuses to Accept abortion clinic regs issued by Virginia State Board of Health

        By Dave Andrusko On Monday the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sent a memo to State Health Commissioner Karen Remley, refusing to certify regulations the State Board of Health issued last month, saying the Board exceeded its statutory authority in exempting existing abortion clinics from a new law intended …

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Federal Judge Extends TRO blocking Mississippi Clinic Regulation Bill from taking effect

        By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III has extended his temporary restraining order that blocks a Mississippi abortion clinic regulation bill from taking effect. The order will be in place until Jordan “can review newly drafted rules on how the Mississippi Department of Health will administer a new …

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Judge allows challenge to Kansas oversight of abortion clinics to continue

By Kathy Ostrowski, State Legislative Director Kansans for Life Last week Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis refused to dismiss a challenge to Kansas’ new abortion licensing and regulation law brought by the Center for Women’s Health. The law requires that abortions clinics be licensed and that they meet health and safety standards developed by …

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Pro-Abortion Activists attempting to sabotage intent of state law regulating abortion clinics

By Dave Andrusko All you need to know about how the media is covering the latest twist in Virginia’s attempt to require minimal standards from its abortion clinics is contained in the remarkably biased first sentence of a July 18 UPI story. It reads, “Virginia’s attorney general refused to certify relaxed rules for abortion clinics, …

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Judge to decide Wednesday whether to extend TRO against new Mississippi abortion clinic regulation

By Dave Andrusko When the Associated Press tells readers that a particular judge is a “Republican-appointed judge” yet finds reasons to praise him, you can bet the rent that the judge ruled “correctly” in an abortion case. Such is the treatment the AP afforded U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, who temporarily blocked a …

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