|Action||Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/29/2013|
The pattern of disregard for women’s health was revealed again just this week when the owner of two Virginia abortion centers, the notorious Dr. Steven Brigham, had three of his abortion centers closed by public health officials in Maryland for violations of health and safety standards. The owner of A Capital Women’s Clinic has had multiple abortion centers she owns in other states shut down because of health violations. Yet the industry and its apologists in the legislature and media continue to ignore or deny the need for health and safety standards.
Because of their refusal to act, we cannot allow abortion centers to “self-regulate.” Left to their own devices, abortion centers will continue to maximize profit and minimize health and safety.