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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Virginia Department of Health
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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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3/27/13  3:55 pm
Commenter: Sarah Morris, James Madison University

Reproductive Healthcare
 

Shutting down establishments that provide safe and clean services to the women of Virginia is a choice that has drastic effects on us all. Without these places, and their important services, we are lacking vital health care. We are provided with the access to our reproductive rights, and this access should be maintained. It is not a matter of personal opinion, but women's health. A clinic serves us with safe medical technology and by taking it away, abortion procedures (for example) will comtinue to be practiced, only the risks will increase. 
Not only are these facicilties used for abortion procedures but allow for sexually transmitted disease testing, cancer screening, and family planning services. 
This decision will determine the way women must seek health care and inhibits our overall accesss to these necessary and rightful services.