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Virginia Department of Health
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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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10/30/18  12:13 am
Commenter: William Nelson

Virginia's abortion regulations do not protect patients

As a physician who trained in OB/GYN and served in public health for 30 years, I am absolutely convinced that the current regulations on abortion do NOT protect women.  Outpatient surgical and medical abortion are safe  procedures when performed in even a modest outpatient facility.  The current regulations have little to do with safety and only create obstacles for women who desire to terminate a pregnancy-  a decision any woman should be able to make.     

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