Abortion Harms to Women in Virginia's Clinics

Women are not well-cared for by abortion clinics in Virginia, or elsewhere, according to recent facts that have come to light in the evidence outlined in an article by Chris Freund of the Virginia Family Foundation which can be read in its entirety at http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/01/virginia-ignores-abortionists-that-treat-women-worse-than-cattle/.  In fact, the article illustrates how farm animals are cared for better than women in abortion surgery.  Pro-choice voices serve to create an echo-chamber around one view that abortion is safe (see http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2201231 ) while ignoring the grave harms women endure when abortion doctors rush exams in unhygienic circumstances and routinely use unsterilized equipment, and politicians persist in throwing off even reasonable regulations on such serious medical surgery.  As Freund so clearly illustrates, these are gross violations of women's basic rights.
And the worst part of this evidence is that the Commonwealth of Virginia appears to be ignoring and even endorsing this very poor treatment of women.  In fact, today the state Board of Health meets in Richmond, VA to vote on a recommendation by the Governor's administration to weaken abortion center health and safety standards despite the more than 400 violations against women enduring unsafe abortion practices in the Commonwealth.  To join today's protest visit http://familyfoundation.org/.  While the media is quick to give a platform to outcries that women need reproductive freedoms, it is apparent that what is not characterized in the media is that abortion more accurately marks the fall of women's rights (see http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2007200 ) and that most media outlets avoid, overlook, and outright intentionally ignore the harms it brings to women. 

The harmful effects that abortion rights have had on women and their families is pervasive and apparent not only in the surgical room, but in marriage, in parenting, and in intimate relations between men and women generally (see http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2441274 ).  Justice for women harmed by abortion lacks not only prudence (see http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1957188 ) but also basic rule of law regulatory notions that should apply to all surgical patients, regardless of gender or the type of surgical procedure chosen. 

Abortion procedures harm women in ways that no state or local government should ever stand for, and certainly turn back the clock on women's rights.  Women desperately need women's rights support to take the form of protective state regulation in any abortion services delivery.  When women are harmed, their families are also gravely harmed.  Restoration requires regulation that protects women from the harms of abortion.

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