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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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3/28/13  1:33 pm
Commenter: Elaine Perricone

permanent abortion facility regulations and women's health
 

I am strongly in favor of keeping the current regulations on abortion facilities. Seems this would be something that everyone could agree on. We are talking of making sure life saving equipment is available, being certain medical instruments are clean, etc. If one truly cares about women, these are basic, minimum requirements in a medical facility. We would be outraged if these were not in place at some other medical center. Health inspections have already documented multiple health and safety violations in some abortion centers which had to be corrected.  It is just plain common sense to regulate a facility where a woman is going through a medical procedure.