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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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2/28/13  8:58 pm
Commenter: louantha Kerr

Why the change of heart????
 

It is interesting to note that in 1984 when the health and safety regulations were removed from Virginia abortion clinics, the Virginia Society for Human Life and notoriously liberal National Organization for Women (NOW) held their one and only joint press conference ever. They jointly objected to the removal of health and safety standards, asserting that women in abortion clinics would not get the quality of treatment and the respect of people in other medical facilities.  

What happened to make pro-abortion leaders change their minds and fight these regulations so ferociously?  The recent inspections that revealed so many serious violations clearly demonstrate that the concerns expressed in 1984 were valid concerns.