Kansas and Virginia have joined the growing list of states that this year have passed new restrictions on abortion.
Kansas lawmakers passed a bill declaring that life begins “at fertilization” and which bans sex-selection abortions.
In Virginia, the state’s Board of Health gave its approval April 12 on new regulations for abortion clinics.
Among the new regulations are mandatory state inspection of clinics, and architectural requirements to match those of newly constructed hospitals.
“The abortion industry in the commonwealth (of Virginia) has proven unable to self-regulate.
The countless health violations that turned up in recent inspections speak volumes,” said an April 12 statement from Virginia Podboy, associate director of the Virginia Catholic Conference.
“Virginia women deserve clean, sanitary facilities that are staffed with trained individuals and prepared with life-saving equipment.”