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Virginia Department of Health
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State Board of Health
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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
Action Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 3/29/2013
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1/28/13  8:18 pm
Commenter: Diane Reynolds

Support Abortion Center Health Safety Regulations!
 

Women deserve safe healthcare when in abortion centers or any type of medical facility. Virginia has a responsiblity to ensure regulations are set forth to establish guidelines for safe healthcare for all of its citizens.

Although the media has focused on the construction standards included in the health and safety standards, they almost completely ignored the blood stained and unsterilized equipment, along with all the other health and safety violations.  The construction standards are necessary to improve access for emergency personnel and equipment when medical emergencies take place, but the rest of the standards are basic to any medical facility that puts its patients ahead of its profits.  

It is time to set the standards for women in abortion centers as high as they have been set for the rest of Virginia's citizens. Women deserve safe healthcare no matter which facility they receive care.