On Friday, September 14th, the Virginia State Board of Health will reconvene in Richmond to vote once again on the proposed abortion center safety standards. Will you clear your calendar to be present and invite your pro-life friends to this crucial meeting? The implications of non-mobilization are drastic; can I be so bold as to ask you that if you have prior plans, will you reschedule them so that you can be in attendance? We need to mobilize hundreds of pro-life Virginians at this meeting to show the Board of Health, the media, elected officials, and the electorate that we are pro-life, we are passionate, and we are the majority.
At this meeting, the Virginia State Board of Health will vote on once again adopting the proposed abortion center safety regulations. Once adopted, the regulations will return to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for “certification” that they line up with the Constitution and fulfill the requirements of the Virginia Code. You may remember the craziness that ensued at the June Board meeting and the changes the Board made to the regulations, for which they have no authority. That action necessitated this additional meeting.
Pro-abortion activists see this as their final shot at preventing commonsense safety standards from being implemented at abortion centers and they are doing everything they can to derail the regulations. One pro-abortion organization has even gone so far as to call for the recusal of one of the Board members, stating “his religious and personal views should not affect the women of Virginia and their access to healthcare.” This is the pro-abortion movement’s unabashed attempt to silence those who dare exercise their faith in the public square.
Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and other pro-abortion groups have told their members to show up at the Board of Health meeting at 7:30AM in order to guarantee themselves a seat in the “seating-is-limited” Board room and to block pro-life attendees from equal participation. Pro-abortion activists are hoping for a repeat of the last Board meeting in which their angry outbursts, hissing, and booing disrupted the meeting (see the picture below) and temporarily prevented the abortion center safety regulations from passing. We will NOT let this happen again!
We must show the Board of Health that we are pro-life and we are the majority. Please, add Friday, September 14th to your calendar and forward this email to your pro-life friends. Plan to arrive at the Perimeter Center (9960 Mayland Drive, Richmond, VA 23233) at 7:30AM to prevent pro-abortion activists from filling the room and silencing your voice. We encourage you to bring a handmade sign showing your support for life. The meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 3pm, so depending on when the vote is held, this may become a day-long event. Please contact us if you have additional questions (804-343-0010 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you in advance for your attendance and for your willingness to stand in support of life. Together, we look forward to the coming day when Virginia will have permanent health and safety standards for the abortion industry for the first time in more than two decades. We are confident that those regulations will be the strongest possible.