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Reports Detail Health Violations At Virginia Abortion Clinics

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A conservative organization has released state inspection reports detailing multiple health and safety violations at three Virginia abortion clinics, but clinic officials say the reports don't tell the whole story, according to the Associated Press.

The Family Foundation of Virginia obtained the reports through the state's open-records law and distributed them to media outlets in advance of the Virginia Board of Health's Friday vote on new abortion clinic regulations.

One clinic was written up for having spilled blood and conception material in the bottom of a freezer. Another didn't change the cleaning solution in a sink every time dirty instruments were brought in. 

Family Foundation president Victoria Cobb told the AP most Virginians would consider the conditions unsafe, and in some cases "utterly disgusting." Clinic officials told the news service the foundation is exaggerating, and noted that the clinics were licensed to operate after the inspections. 


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