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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Shelley Abrams
The first state inspections of abortion clinics under Virginia's new regulations revealed unsafe and "utterly disgusting" conditions such as spilled blood and fetal remains in the bottom of a freezer, a conservative organization said Wednesday.
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are rallying their troops for a Virginia Board of Health meeting next week that could determine the future of many of the state's 20 abortion clinics.
"If the Health Department thought there was some kind of public danger they could shut us down immediately," Ms. Abrams said. "As far as I know, no one was shut down a single day."
"We're not saying we don't want to be regulated," said Shelley Abrams, executive director of A Capital Women's Health Clinic in Richmond. "We're saying the architectural standards are unneeded and are not for public safety, but are intended to try to shut us down."