Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Virginia’s bishops criticize governor’s review of abortion clinic regulations

Catholic World News - May 16, 2014

The bishops of the State of Virginia have criticized Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to review regulations on abortion clinics.

The governor said that “this is not just a health issue—it's an economic issue. In order to grow and diversify our economy, Virginia needs to be open and welcoming to all, and we need to ensure that all Virginia women have access to the health care resources they need.”

“Abortion is not health care because it does not save lives; it ends them,” said Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of Richmond and Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington. “Previous inspections have revealed hundreds of safety violations at clinics throughout the state, including one clinic that performed abortions on two young teenage girls without their parents’ consent. The regulations adopted last year are not ‘extreme and punitive,’ as the Governor asserts.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($22,308 to go):
$35,000.00 $12,692.44
64% 36%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: jg23753479 - May. 22, 2014 7:29 AM ET USA

    W Ronner: Not quite yet, but let the governor do something contrary to the current ethos, e.g. something like saying he wants to restore the death penalty in the form of hanging, and then his bishop might marshal the gumption finally to do what is right.

  • Posted by: williiam ronner - May. 16, 2014 4:00 PM ET USA

    Anyone have the courage to tell the Governor to refrain from receiving the Body of Christ?

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

In Iraq, the Pope has good reason to seek intervention, but fear unilateral US action 7 hours ago
As Catholic News Unfolds... August 19
An Iraqi archbishop's warning to the West August 19
The cause for beatification of Archbishop Romero: BBC botched the story August 19
Church Fathers: The Didache and the Epistle of Barnabas August 19

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8