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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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2/5/13  5:08 pm
Commenter: Donald J. Schwab

Permanent Abortion Facility Regulations Help Protect Women’s Health
 

I strongly support the current regulations on abortion centers approved overwhelmingly by the Board of Health.  These regulations should be made permanent and continue to include the strongest standards.

The premise that abortion is health care is rediculous, it ends lives rather than healing them.  However, the existence of the abortion industry under the guise of “health care” is a sad and tragic reality in our Commonwealth and our country.  The current regulations are reasonable, common-sense measures to ensure that life-saving equipment is on hand, infections are prevented, and clear written policies and building guidelines are in place.  Please maintain strong permanent abortion facility regulations to protect the health and safety of women.”

I understand that Health inspectors documented multiple health and safety violations in these types of facilities and most of the facilities had to submit plans of correction in order to receive provisional licensure.

Expecting the abortion industry to self-regulate and promote standards of cleanliness and safety in their facilities with Commonwealth documented inspections showing problems does not make good sense or does it for any type of industry or facility.  Virginia has inspectors for a reason.