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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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2/26/13  12:49 pm
Commenter: Judy Bonnett

Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities
 

I strongly support the current regulations on abortion centers appproved overwhelmingly by the board of Health these regulaions should be made permanent and continue to include the strongest standards.

I refuse to accept the premise that 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 euipment is on hand, infections are prevented, and clear written policies and building guidlines are in place. Please maintain strong permanent abortion facility regulations to protect the health and safety of wonem"

Health Inspectors documented multiple health and safety violations in the facilities, and most of the facilities had to submit plans of correction in order to receive provisional licensrue.

Clearly, the abortion industry cannot be relied upon to self-regulate and promote standards of cleanliness and safety in their facilities.