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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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3/27/13  6:07 pm
Commenter: Chris Bowers

Protect women's health by making abortion facility regulations permanent
 

I strongly support the current regulations on abortion centers. They are reasonable measures to ensure that cleanliness is maintained, that life-saving equipment is on hand, that infections are prevented, and that clear written policies and building guidelines are in place.  Women who depend on these facilities deserve the same standard of health care that is available at other medical facilities. 

Before these regulations were implemented, health inspectors documented many health and safety violations in nearly all abortion facilities inspected.  Clearly the abortion industry cannot be relied upon to self-regulate and promote appropriate standards of cleanliness and safety in their facilities.

Please maintain strong permanent abortion facility regulations to protect the health and safety of women.