Last year, through information found in a Virginia Department of Health inspection report of a Richmond Planned Parenthood abortion center, we discovered that a patient had ended up in an emergency room for an emergency second-trimester abortion after the woman had allegedly had a first-trimester abortion at the Richmond facility.

In other words, the Richmond Planned Parenthood either 1) accidentally failed to perform the abortion and didn’t know it or 2) intentionally failed to perform the abortion but got paid anyway.  In either case, the mistake is egregious, dangerous, and resulted in emergency surgery.

The inspection took place because the woman in question filed a malpractice suit against the doctor, and Virginia’s abortion center health and safety standards require that incidents of malpractice be reported to the Virginia Office of Licensure and Certification (OLC), one of five such “complications” that must be reported by abortion centers.

The response by the abortion industry and its apologists is as sad as it is predictable – an amendment to Virginia’s abortion center health and safety standards that removes the requirement that malpractice suits be reported to the OLC.

The abortion industry claims that abortion center standards should be “evidence based.”  Of course, inspection reports have provided pages and pages of evidence that the standards are not only necessary but demanded by the pathetic “care” many abortion centers provide.  So in response, the industry gets its well-paid Governor and other apologists to eliminate the very standards that provide all the evidence.

At a specially called meeting of the Board of Health to be held on Monday, October 24th, this and dozens of other amendments that will once again exempt the abortion industry from minimum standards of care will be voted on by the Board – a board now dominated by people appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

We will be there to voice our opposition to these changes – will you?  We need to pack the room with pro-life Virginians who care about both the unborn child and the safety of the women who make the unfortunate decision to end the life of their unborn children.

We must show the Board of Health that we are pro-life and we are the majority.

Please plan to join us Monday, October 24th and forward this email to your pro-life friends.  Plan to arrive at the Sheraton Inn Airport (4700 S. Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231) as early as possible (preferably by 6:00 am) to prevent pro-abortion activists from filling the room and silencing your voice.  Seating is limited, so arrive early to ensure your spot.  We encourage you to bring a handmade sign showing your support for life.  The meeting is likely to last several hours.  Please contact us if you have additional questions (804-343-0010 or