|Action||Amend the Regulation after Assessment and Receipt of Public Comment|
|Comment Period||Ends 10/31/2018|
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.