Virginia Pro-Life Groups Call on Governor McDonnell Again to Regulate Abortion Clinics After Planned Parenthood Sting By Live-Action
Thursday, February 4, 2011 the Commonwealth of Virginia made unwelcomed national news and negative attention. The group, California based Live-Action, exposed Planned Parenthood Clinics in Richmond, Roanoke, Charlottesville and Falls Church and caught them once again, as they have in 10 other Planned Parenthood Clinics across the U.S., apparently coaching an undercover couple on ways to help young girls of 14 & 15 bypass Virginia parental consent laws and loopholes in regulations.
The video submitted to the Attorney General’s Office in Richmond, appears to reveal Planned Parenthood offering their services on how to bypass parental consent laws and an apparent offer to partner in covering up the illegal underage abortions.
Abridged Version of one of the videos taken in Virginia Planned Parenthood locations. Planned Parenthood is the nations leading abortion mill in the country.
Just two weeks ago Virginia Christian Alliance, Hampton Roads for Life and Virginia Rally for Life held the inaugural Virginia Rally for Life on the Capitol Grounds to encourage Governor McDonnell to impose safety regulations for abortion clinics throughout Virginia. More than 250 people, many who came in buses from around the Commonwealth – Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Hampton, Virginia Beach and The Valley, attended the Rally. Last week the Grand Jury in Philadelphia indicted an abortionist for the death of a woman from Virginia and the murder of seven babies.
Virginia is not exempt from having a tragedy like the one at the uninspected clinic in Philadelphia. Just like in Philadelphia, Virginia had a woman die from an overdose of anesthesia at the hands of an abortionist not that many years ago.
“It is way past the time for Governor McDonnell to act,” says Virginia Christian Alliance Chairman Don Blake, “He now has even more reason to implement the regulation of Virginia’s abortion clinics after the airing of the just released Planned Parenthood videos in Richmond and the other three cities.”
“If Planned Parenthood is offering to cover up and coach young girls to lie about their age to have an abortion without parental consent, it is an outrage.” Hampton Roads for Life member, Diana DeBoe continues, “Whose underage daughter is the next victim of Planned Parenthood? As taxpayers, we will not be co-opted or made complicit. Maybe our elected officials think the underage abortion videos shown nationwide today will go quietly away. They will not.”
After learning of the videos, Dr. Johnny Hunter, Director of Life Education and Resource Network (a national pro-life organization) and Board of Advisor to Virginia Christian Alliance said, “Once again, this does not appear to be an isolated incident but more of a pattern. Governor Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should call for an immediate investigation to see if any parental consent laws have been broken by this organization.” He went on to say, “the gatekeepers of Virginia should not allow an organization like this to continue to thrive, especially not without strong oversight.” Dr. Hunter, one of the principal speakers at The Rally for Life, reiterated his statement made at The Rally that, “in Virginia, barbershops are more regulated than abortion clinics.”
“We call on the Governor to regulate abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood. According to the Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, in an opinion issued August 20, 2010, Governor McDonnell has the power to promulgate regulations for abortion facilities,” says Craig Hudgins, one of the organizers for the Virginia Rally for Life. He went on to say, “This, Governor, is a wake up moment! Lives are at stake Governor, act now! Providence has afforded Governor McDonnell a rare opportunity. Either he heeds the warning offered in the exposure of Planned Parenthood’s reprehensible and apparently illegal activities and immediately enacts emergency regulations to ensure Planned Parenthood will never be able to violate the innocence of Virginia’s children again, OR he can bury his head in the sand and await the inevitable deaths of women and children that will result from lack of state mandated health regulations and oversight of abortion clinics.”
“The Virginia Christian Alliance, Hampton Roads for Life and the Virginia Rally for Life call on Governor McDonnell to do the right thing, and do it now” concluded Don Blake.
As Virginians, we, the undersigned, believe our Commonwealth is entitled to be represented by an Attorney General who will not betray our Constitution by joining litigants in an effort to have its duly-adopted provisions declared illegal. Our collective, informed decision to preserve the sacred institution of marriage in Virginia constitutes sound public policy and is supported by compelling legal arguments. Under these circumstances, we, the undersigned, hereby call for the impeachment of Attorney General Mark Herring, who has chosen to actively fight against this Constitutional provision rather than fulfill his duty to defend it.
Sanctity of Human Life