Virginia Society for Human Life is pleased that U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson has upheld Important Life saving aspects of the laws in Virginia regarding abortion regulations. The ruling recognizes the importance of Virginia’s reasonable and protective laws, including the 24-hour waiting period, the ultrasound law and the requirement that only a licensed doctor may perform abortions. Each one of these laws protects women and their babies.
VSHL knows that laws like the Ultrasound requirement and 24-hour waiting period provide women with critical information about their unborn child and time to reconsider the irreversible decision they might be about to make for themselves and their child.
The Judge’s ruling about who can perform abortions recognizes the very real danger to the safety of women obtaining abortions if untrained individuals are allowed to do abortions. Even in the early stages of pregnancy abortions have very serious possible risks, including perforation of the uterus, injury to the cervix, hemorrhaging and life threatening infection.
The case may now go to an appeal stage because pro-abortion groups want to strip all pro-life laws, even sensible ones like these. VSHL will stay on top of the case as it moves forward.
Virginia Society for Human Life is the oldest state-wide pro-life organization in the nation with chapters throughout the Commonwealth supporting life issues and the Virginia affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee.