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VA Health Commissioner Resigns in Protest Over GOP’s Draconian Abortion Clinic Rules

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I wish we’d see a lot more courageous actions like this one, by Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Karen Remley, over how draconinan new abortion clinic regulations by Gov. “Transvaginal Bob” and AG Ken “Kookinelli” have “created an environment in which my ability to fulfill my duties is compromised and in good faith I can no longer serve in my role.”

Here’s Tim Kaine’s statement:

In 2008, I was seeking an energetic, dedicated and creative physician to serve as Virginia’s Health Commissioner and I found an ideal candidate in Dr. Karen Remley. Her career in health care as a pediatrician, hospital administrator, and active member of the non-profit community made her uniquely qualified to serve. Karen was key in implementing some of my top public health priorities including a significant reduction in Virginia’s infant mortality rate and the creation and implementation of a smoking ban in bars and restaurants. It’s unfortunate that a political focus on limiting women’s access to health care has prompted her resignation after many years of diligent and faithful service to the Commonwealth, but I know Karen has many years of service still ahead of her.