Abortion Less Accepted in America, and More Regulated in Virginia

A summer Gallup Poll revealed that abortion is less accepted in America. "Gallup's 2011 Values and Beliefs survey, conducted May 5-8, finds a bit more public agreement about the morality of abortion. Just over half of Americans, 51%, believe abortion is 'morally wrong,' while 39% say it is 'morally acceptable.' Americans' views on this have been fairly steady since 2002, except for 2006, when they were evenly divided."  Read the full article here: http://www.gallup.com/poll/147734/americans-split-along-pro-choice-pro-life-lines.aspx

The moral dilemma presented by abortion is apparently becoming more apparent, and state governments are realizing efforts to protect women from the traumatic physical effects of abortion with better regulation of abortion clinics.  

Late last week the Virginia Department of Health released their proposed regulations for Virginia's abortion centers, and they are now available for public review by clicking here (scroll to page 25).  The Board of Health will vote on the proposed regulations on September 15.  It is expected that these regulations will significantly improve the health and safety of Virginia's abortion centers.

The proposed regulations provide for regular and unannounced inspections of abortion centers.  Until now, abortion centers in Virginia operated outside the mainstream of the medical community with little or no state supervision.  The regulations also require standards regarding medical personnel, improved sanitary conditions, and emergency equipment for cardiac arrest, seizure, respiratory distress and other critical medical situations that can result from abortion.  Abortion centers would also have to be built, or improved within two years, to meet medical standards appropriate for the procedure.  Abortion centers will also have to report deaths of patients resulting from abortion procedures. These minimal regulations are a beginning to protecting women's health in Virginia.

Family restoration cannot happen without healthy women and living healthy children - in every State in America.  Virginia has a chance, with the passage of these regulations, to make a tremendous difference for healthy women and children.

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