Virginia to Regulate Abortion Clinics

Saturday, 26 Feb 2011 08:19 AM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Virginia Senate has approved a measure to regulate abortion abortion clinics, regulate, Bob McDonnell, John Watkins, anti-abortionclinics like hospitals, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Gov. Bob McDonnell has said he would sign the bill, calling it a “clinic safety issue.”

"It's still going to have to be reviewed to see if there are any legal issues that need to be addressed," he said to reporters. "But I think it's fair to say that all outpatient surgical hospitals or clinics should be regulated in the same way, and I think this bill will do that."

For years, anti-abortion activists have tried to have similar measures passed, only for them to be killed by Democrats. The passage of this measure is a significant victory, the newspaper said.

State Sen. John Watkins, Powhatan Republican, said the law doesn’t place "any undue burden" on the ability of a woman to get an abortion in the state.

"This is all about the quality-of-care issue — this is all about patient health and patient safety."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Vladimir Putin News Conference: Russian Prez Vows to Fix Economy

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 10:27 AM

Vladimir Putin delivered a three-hour news conference this week vowing never to let the West defang his proud nation and . . .

Katrina Dawson, Hostage Killed in Sydney, a 'Brilliant Litigator'

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 10:21 AM

Katrina Dawson, one of the two hostages killed during a 16-hour siege by a self-proclaimed Shiite cleric in Sydney, has  . . .

Ginger Zee, ABC Meteorologist, Called a Weather 'Pornographer' for Not Pushing Climate Change

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 10:20 AM

Ginger Zee, ABC meteorologist for "Good Morning America" and "World News Tonight," got swiped by news consultant Andrew  . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved