Abortion Clinics Receiving Strict Regulation - Finally | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

By CeCe Heil1316551961000

For too long abortion clinics have been allowed to operate outside of any regulation that would help protect the lives of their female patients. Twenty-two states have taken action to correct this tragic oversight – Virginia is the latest to protect women’s health.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) just adopted proposed regulations written in response to SB 924 enacted by the Virginia General Assembly earlier this year. The stated purpose of these new regulations is “to promote and assure the safety of patients who receive first trimester abortion services.” VDH further states that the need for these regulations “has been extensively and publicly articulated over the past several years during the annual sessions of the Virginia General Assembly.” In other words, the citizens of Virginia have made it clear to the politicians of Virginia that abortion businesses can no longer operate with little to no oversight.

The drafting and enactment of these regulations have been on the ACLJ’s radar for some time. Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood is desperately trying to expand their abortion business by adding two abortion operating rooms and achieving “hospital status.” Such an expansion would allow these abortionists to start performing 2nd trimester abortions in addition to the 1st trimester abortions they have been performing. Thankfully, these new regulations are one of many obstacles standing in their way.

The regulations require any facility that provides 5 or more 1st trimester abortions a month to apply for a license from the state, which will need to be renewed each year. The regulations applicable to the license require the facility to allow on-site inspections, which will assess the facilities compliance with the regulations. Such inspections will assess the operation and management, infection prevention, patient care, medical records and reports, functional safety and maintenance as well as the design and construction of the facility.

The regulations will go into effect on January 1, 2012 and it is anticipated that they will have a large impact on existing abortion clinics. We will be sure to keep you updated on this impact, as well as the status of Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood’s quest for the addition of 2 operating rooms.

Latest in
Pro Life

Uncovering the Real Cost of Abortion

By Palmer Williams1469655391152

When Cecile Richards , Planned Parenthood president, spoke to the Democratic National Convention this week, she claimed, “Planned Parenthood was founded 100 years ago, giving women the care they need to live their lives and chase their dreams – no limits, no ceilings.” Yet what she failed to...

read more

Congress Exposes Corrupt Big Abortion

By Edward White1469237077139

Since October 2015, the United States House of Representatives’ Select Investigative Panel on the Transfer of Fetal Tissue has been investigating Big Abortion. The Panel was created soon after the release of a number of undercover investigative videos by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). These...

read more

Corporations Captive to Pro-Abortion Left

By Walter M. Weber1468938308061

One of the biggest myths in popular culture is that big businesses are conservative. To the contrary, many huge corporations and the biggest law firms have now become huge influencers for progressivism and pressure engines for the political Left, as they have demonstrated in a variety of contexts .

read more

Federal Court Blocks Abortion Ban

By Geoffrey Surtees1467396969800

Yesterday, a federal court prohibited the State of Indiana from enforcing its “ Sex Selective and Disability Abortion Ban ” while the case continues through litigation in that court. As its title suggests, the law prohibits a person from performing an abortion if the person knows that woman is...

read more