Immediate Action Needed to Protect Life in Virginia
The Virginia House and Senate are voting soon on HB980 and SB733—two bills aimed at increasing abortions in the state, no matter what the cost to unborn babies and the health of mothers. These two bills strip away basic health and safety requirements for abortion facilities and remove essential safeguards to ensure women actually give informed consent before getting an abortion.
Please sign now and ask the legislature to reject this deeply harmful legislation! This vote could happen as soon as tomorrow!! Please do not wait. Sign now!!
If passed, this legislation would remove the 24-hour waiting period between seeing an ultrasound and having an abortion. Instead of seeing an ultrasound and then being given 24 hours to consider whether or not to have an abortion, women would be pressured to make an immediate decision to kill their baby!
In addition, this legislation would eliminate all health and safety regulations and oversight for abortion facilities. Further, the minors could have abortions without their parent’s consent!
It seems like the Left has gone mad over abortion. Their mantra used to be “safe, legal and rare”—which was tragic and wrong in its own right. We know that abortion is never safe (a baby is always killed, and a mother is always wounded deeply). We know abortion should not be legal. And we hope it is not only rare but eradicated. But now the Left’s mantra is much worse: abortion at any time, for any reason, with no health and safety protections, right up until birth.
We must stand up against this radical push to increase abortions. The two dangerous aims of these bills are equally evil and repulsive.
First, the bills remove important health and safety requirements for abortion procedures. They would allow any “medical professionals”—even people who are not doctors—to perform abortions. And they would eliminate medical health and safety guidelines and regulation over abortion clinics—even regulations that apply to all other surgical centers. We know that abortion is not just another surgery; it is the ending of a precious human life. But even taking the Left’s logic that it’s any other surgery, why should it have fewer safety precautions than all other surgeries? Because the main goal is NOT the health and safety of women. The goal is to get as many abortions as possible, no questions asked. We must fight back.
Second, the bills remove important ways to ensure women actually give informed consent before getting an abortion. Many women get an abortion before ever realized that the baby inside of them is a separate, beautiful human being. One way they realize this is by seeing their baby through an ultrasound. But these bills would remove the ultrasound requirement before abortions. So, women could get an abortion without fully understanding what (who) is inside them, and instead of believing Planned Parenthood’s lies that their precious sons and daughters are just “clumps of cells” or that their heartbeat is just “fetal electric pulsing.”
They also remove the 24-hour waiting period before an abortion is permitted, to try to aid this goal of tricking women into getting abortions before they’ve fully thought through this irreversible decision.
These bills are dangerous! They will increase the number of abortions by taking away the requirement of informed consent, and they will open up deceived women to the dangers of non-doctors performing abortions in non-safe clinics.
Please sign the petition now to tell the Virginia House and Senate to vote no on these bills!
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Please vote no on HB980 and SB733