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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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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  8:41 pm
Commenter: Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson

Unecessary Clinic Regulations
 

As a medical procedure abortion is incredibly safe, especially when contrasted with other outpatient procedures such as cosmetic surgery. Any proposed new clinic regulations should address an actual problem and not a political or theological concern; anything less is a disservice to women's health and intelligence.

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Outpatient Cosmetic Surgery: Keyes GR, Singer R, Iverson RE, McGuire M, Yates J, Gold A, Reed L, Pollack H, Thompson D. Mortality in Outpatient Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2008; 122(1): 245–250.

Abortion: Pazol K, Zane SB, Parker WY, Hall LR, Berg C, Cook DA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Abortion surveillance—United States, 2008. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Surveillance Summary 2011; 60(15):1–41.