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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Virginia Department of Health
Board
State Board of Health
chapter
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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2/6/13  1:27 pm
Commenter: Samantha Sewell

Keep women's health clinics open in Virginia
 

The high standard of care provided by women's health care centers is proven in their safety record. These regulations place an undue burden on these health centers while other centers, such as those providing extensive plastic surgery procedures go by with much less restrictions. Abortion is a safe medicaln procedure. Overregulation will limit access to a wide range of preventative reproductive health care services provided by women's health clinics. 

It is my hope that the regulations will be amended to be based purely on science and medicine and should not impeded a woman's access to essential health care. 

I stronlgy oppose any efforts to restrict these clinics that save women's lives.

Thank you for your consideration,

Samantha Sewell, mother of one