DHHS closes another abortion clinic

And this is the only one that would have remained open under the original bill:

Wednesday’s action against Asheville’s Femcare came after similar sanctions earlier this year against clinics in Charlotte and Durham. Each of those closings came under current health laws. The new law, among other things, calls for DHHS to draw new standards for abortion clinics. Under an earlier version of the bill – which McCrory threatened to veto – Femcare would have been the only clinic to meet the more stringent standards.

This is not a coincidence, and it's not evidence that abortion clinics are "more dangerous" than other health care facilities. But it is evidence that Aldona Wos is mismanaging her resources in order to achieve a political agenda:

DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos has said her department lacks the staff to adequately inspect the state’s health facilities. The Asheville suspension came about as a result of a routine inspection.

“My obligation is to ensure the health and safety (of) the citizens of our state,” she said Wednesday. “And when presented the evidence, the one and only decision was the one that was made.”

When you're understaffed to this level, the (apparent) focus on abortion clinics means you're not inspecting other clinics, or even hospitals, where people die every single day. If that is your "routine", it needs to change.

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They would never try to

They would never try to outlaw abortion so they simply put TRAP legislation in place. Do you think it's a coincidence that Dr. Laura Gerald resigned? I expect these were false allegations that she refused to go along with.

I think...

...you're absolutely right. What a patently transparent way to attempt to overrule the US Supreme Court.

Aldona Wos is a vile person. She apparently graduated magna cum laude from the McCrony School of Outright Lying.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Be sure to...

...disinfect yourselves afterward. ;-)

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

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