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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
Action Amend the Regulation after Assessment and Receipt of Public Comment
Comment Period Ends 10/31/2018
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10/10/18  10:03 pm
Commenter: Cory Ragsdale

Please repeal special restrictions on facilities that provide abortions

There are many things the Department of Health can focus on to ensure/protect patient health and safety, but this isn't one of them.  Regulations and restrictions should match patient care and safety needs. If the focus is on the health and safety of patients, regulations and guidelines should be evidence-based and consistent across the board.  Any restrictions for abortion facilities should be comparable to the restrictions on other facilities providing similar non/minimally-invasive outpatient medical procedures that carry a similar level of risk or potential for complications. Women don't want special treatment, they just want the same treatment as everyone else. Additional arbitrary restrictions and bureaucratic red tape targeting abortion providers seems--at most--like an excellent way to waste taxpayer money. 

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