Under Governor Bob McDonnell abortion clinics were required to be like any other facility where surgeries are conducted. Clinics needed to meet the same health and safety standards as hospitals and out-patient clinics. Governor McDonnell and the Republicans in the General Assembly wanted women to be safe but Governor McAuliffe strongly opposed any rules or restrictions on abortion clinics. For Democrats it is far more important for women to have abortions than for them to be safe.
A year ago McAuliffe’s Health Commissioner, Marissa Levine, a woman with an interesting background, began the push to repeal the rules on abortion clinics. Yesterday the Board of Health voted to overturn the rules and restrictions on abortion clinics. The Board is dominated by McAuliffe appointees so the vote was 9-6. Once again Democrats prove that they don’t really care about protecting the lives of women, it’s all about making sure they have abortions. Why are abortions the always the sword Democrats will die on? Must they let women die to protect it?
A year ago Mark Herring went so far as to not protect young women, children, from abuse because their chance to have an abortion was far more important. Herring ruled that mandated reporters of abuse, doctors, social workers, teachers, need not report sexual abuse, including rape, of minors unless the abuse came from their father. If a 50 year old child predator rapes a 12 year, there is no need to report it. It’s more important that nothing slows down her ability to have an abortion. Abortion is more important than abuse and rape of children.
The War on Women is alive and well in Richmond under the McAuliffe administration. They do not care if women are safe and in healthy environments when they abort their babies. Nor do they care if young girls are being abused by sexual predators. Democrats do not care about women, they only care about killing babies. It’s their raison d’être. Always.