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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.”

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  • 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?

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