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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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3/28/13  4:46 pm
Commenter: Richard T. Kaplar, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia

We Need Permanent Abortion Facility Regulations To Help Protect Women’s Health
 

I strongly support the current regulations on abortion centers approved overwhelmingly by the Board of Health.  These regulations should be made permanent and continue to include the strongest standards.

I refuse to accept the premise that abortion is health care, because it ends lives rather than healing them.  However, the existence of the 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 equipment is on hand, infections are prevented, and clear written policies and building guidelines are in place. 

The abortion industry has shown that it cannot be relied upon to self-regulate and to promote standards of cleanliness and safety in their facilities.  Please maintain strong permanent abortion facility regulations to protect the health and safety of women in Virginia.

Thank you for your consideration of my viewpoint.