Florida has a history of babies surviving abortion, and now the state is moving to protect the lives of those children. Similarly, Virginia is looking to close a loophole that has allowed abortion facilities to escape standards that all other medical facilities must follow. Rachel Burgin of Florida Right to Life tells American Family News there has been an attempt to pass the Infants Born Alive Act the past three sessions. The bill is now headed to the House floor. "What the legislation does is requires that a baby born during a botched abortion, that it is required in statute that the infant is provided with healthcare," Burgin details. She makes note of a case where a doctor was not present when a baby was born alive during an abortion. That child was placed in a shoe box and on the roof of the abortion clinic, and as a reslut, that abortionist lost his license. Earlier this week during a House committee hearing, Representative Jim Boyd (R) asked Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow what the abortion provider would do for a baby who is born alive a result of a botched abortion. "Well, we believe ... that any decision that's made should be left up to the woman, her family and the physician," Snow replied. (Story continues below video)   But Burgin says that is the wrong answer. "If you have an infant that's born alive, there should be no situation in which healthcare is not provided to that infant," she contends. According to The Weekly Standard, the rest of the committee was shocked by Snow's response to Boyd's question. Rep. Jose Oliva (R) followed up, asking the Planned Parenthood official, "You stated that a baby born alive on a table as a result of a botched abortion, that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family. Is that what you're saying?" Again, Snow replied, "That decision should be between the patient and the healthcare provider." While abortionist Kermit Gosnell is on trial in Philadelphia for using scissors to sever the spines of babies who survived abortions, Florida Right to Life is looking for Florida senators to sponsor the Infants Born Alive Act. In Virginia, a deadline is approaching for thay state to adopt regulations for abortion clinics, where higher standards are needed. An analysis by Live Action shows that last year, inspectors discovered that no abortion clinic in the state was free of violations and deficiencies. In fact, nine facilities received at least 80 citations. With the April 12 deadline approaching, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has written a letter to the Virginia Board of Health, urging it to adopt the proposed rules. It explains that the standards are designed "to ensure that women who seek abortion at facilities subject to the regulations do so in facilities that are clean, safe, inspected and licensed by the Commonwealth." Federal court rulings affirm that such safety regulations serve a valid state interest "designed to ensure the health and appropriate care of women seeking abortions."The letter also explains that the recommendations, "a compilation of standards recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Joint Commission," are constitutionally sound. Attorney Casey Mattox tells American Family News that "abortionists should be held to the same health and safety standards as everyone else." "Their resistance to such standards exposes their real attitude toward women," he decides. "Planned Parenthood, for example, is a billion-dollar corporation that performs an abortion every 95 seconds. It is not too much to expect that abortionists, including the nation's largest abortion seller, meet basic standards to protect women's health." But pro-abortion forces are using their clout to convince the state health agency not to adopt the rules, which have already been approved by the governor and attorney general. Authors: One News Now

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