Recuse Yourself, John Seeds!
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We are demanding that Dr. John Seeds recuse himself from voting on the abortion clinic regulations with the Board of Health on September 14th, as his religious and personal views should not affect the women of Virginia and their access to healthcare.
Recently appointed to the Board of Health by Governor Bob McDonnell (R), Dr. John Seeds is a vocal opponent of first-trimester abortion. He was appointed one month after the Board of Health voted to implement a "grandfather clause" into recently adapted anti-abortion clinic regulations. The abortion clinic regulations are a direct attack on abortion providers, as they were not directed at medical facilities that house more risky procedures, such as dentist offices and cosmetic surgery facilities.
Several doctors spoke at the last Board of Health meeting during the public comment period stating that the architectural/building portion of the regulations are not medically necessary. The Board of Health decided to implement the "grandfather clause," allowing clinics that currently provide safe abortion services to continue in their current buildings without having to make expensive and unnecessary architectural changes. These architectural changes are designed to be so expensive that current clinics would be forced to close their doors.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli refused to certify the regulations that exempt currently operating clinics from complying with the architectural/building regulations. He said the Board of Health did not have the authority to make decisions on how health clinics should be regulated.
To assure that the next Board of Health meeting will give him the results he desires, Governor McDonnell (R) has made sure Dr. John Seeds will be a voting member in the next meeting.
SEEDS CAN NOT BE TRUSTED TO MAKE AN UNBIASED, SCIENTIFIC BASED DECISION ABOUT ABORTION CLINIC REGULATIONS.
Stand with us on September 4 to DEMAND that he recuse himself from voting on the abortion clinic regulations on Sept 14th.
We are demanding that Dr. John Seeds recuse himself from this vote, as his religious and personal views should not affect the women of Virginia and their access to healthcare.
About John Seeds:
Seed's profile on the Virginia Christian Alliance's webpage: http://www.vachristian.org/pro-life-ministries-categories/349-virginia-obgyns-for-life.html
Seed's anti-choice essay entitled "God is Love": http://www.vachristian.org/sanctity-of-life/2/507-god-is-love.html
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