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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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2/25/13  11:14 am
Commenter: Julie Hughens, private citizen

women's health regulations
 

I am writing to express my strong concern over the proposed regulations for women's health clinics, particularly those that provide abortions and preventive reproductive health care.  I think that these regulations are unnecessary and burdensome and will in effect make it impossible for poorer women, and many young women, to get the healthcare they need and deserve.  The government is reaching too far into the personal, private, medical lives of citizens and these matters should be left to women and their doctors.

There is no need for these regulations.  This is big government imposing itself into a very private area.  I disagree heartily.  These regulations do not appear to be based on medical need, or on sound science, but on politics, pure and simple.

Julie Hughens