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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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10/11/18  6:04 pm
Commenter: Lana Schexnayder

Do we want Gosnell facilities operating in VA?

Roll back your "War on Women" by: 

  1. Reinstating all of the health and safety measures the Board unlawfully watered down during its last amendment process. 
  2. Requiring all OLC inspections to verify that ultrasounds have been performed at least 24 hours prior to every abortion performed. 
  3. Requiring annual inspections on abortion facilities instead of biennial. 
  4. Removing the ability of the Commissioner to grant permanent variances.
  5. Reinstating the definition of "first trimester" as being the first twelve weeks from conception, not "13 weeks and 6 days after last menstrual period." 
  6. Reinstating the ability of the department to deny, suspend, or revoke the license to operate an abortion facility for violating "any provision of Article 1 (§ 32.1-123 et seq.) of Chapter 5 of Title 32.1."
  7. Reinstating the requirement that abortion facilities provide information on post-abortion counseling to its patients.
  8. Reinstating the requirement that the abortion facility ensure that it has removed all of the fetal body parts from inside of the female patient upon the performance of an abortion. 
  9. Reinstating the requirement that abortion facilities report to OLC any incidents reported to the malpractice insurance carrier.
  10. Reinstating the reasonable design and construction standards that provided for things such as hallways wide enough to carry patients out on stretchers in cases of emergency.

If this was veterinary clinic regulations, there would be no comments against them.  Don't women deserve better?

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