Virginia Clinic Botches Two Abortions after Suing to Remove New Safety Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2013
Contact:
Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073, mquigley@sba-list.org  

McAuliffe Vows to Keep Dangerous Facilities Open

Falls Church, VA – In a matter of only three months, an abortion facility in Falls Church, VA, sent two women to the hospital after botched abortions. The facility in question, Falls Church Healthcare, filed a challenge in June to the health and safety standards approved by the General Assembly and Board of Health. Last year’s inspection report of the abortion facility detailed safety violations including: bloody, reused vacutainer holders, blood stained walls and operating tables, and no policy for reporting patient deaths.

“Terry McAuliffe has pledged to be a brick wall when it comes to keeping abortion facilities like Falls Church Healthcare open, no matter the cost to women’s health,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. “McAuliffe recently claimed he would have the authority as Governor to issue a ‘guidance opinion’ to keep these dangerous clinics running. Although no such legality exists, this was just another example of how Terry McAuliffe puts Big Abortion ahead of safety and wellbeing of Virginia women.

“Terry McAuliffe supports an extreme platform of abortion on demand up until the moment of birth, abortions for the purposes of sex selection, taxpayer funding of abortion, and abortions on teenage girls without parental consent,” said Dannenfelser. “Should McAuliffe be elected Governor, he would turn a blind eye to women’s safety in order to keep abortion facilities like Falls Church Healthcare in business.”

Increased health and safety standards in abortion facilities have been legislated in numerous states including Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Texas, in light of the trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell was found guilty of murdering three newborn babies and also convicted of the negligent death of one patient.

The SBA List and its affiliated Political Action Committees are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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