Respecting Virginia women
May 11, 2012
The Washington Times reports, "Pro-choice activists in Virginia have begun a last-ditch campaign to undo restrictive regulations governing abortion clinics ahead of a required vote by the state's Board of Health to make the rules permanent. Opponents on Thursday lobbied board members, the governor, the attorney general, the state's health commissioner and its health and human resources secretary, urging them to reject the "extreme targeted regulations on abortion providers."
Progressive Point: Politicians should respect Virginia women and their private medical decisions. But after attempting to force women to undergo invasive, transvaginal ultrasounds, conservatives are now trying to permanently institute extreme regulations of abortion providers to end a woman's right to choose.
All women deserve respect. But Virginia women's private medical decisions are being threatened by ideology and politicians trying to play doctor. Our government has no place interfering with private medical decisions that should be between a woman, her family, and her faith. Virginia's women deserve respect and need our state officials to put our interests above their ideology.
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