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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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10/30/18  10:52 am
Commenter: Mr & Mrs David Ostrowski

Restore Safe Abortion Regulations For The Safety Of Virginia Women

The Virginia Abortion Regulations should not be further watered-down. Instead, the regulations which became effective on June 30, 2013 through the legal, required procedure with extensive public comment should be reinstated. The 2013 abortion regulations were watered-down following a nearly $2,000,000 donation from Planned Parenthood to the McAuliffe political campaign. Under the watered-down regulations, numerous health, safety, and sanitary violations occurred in Virginia abortion facilities (See Virginia Dept. of Health Office of Licensure & Certification (OLC) inspection reports of Virginia abortion facilities during this period). Virginia abortion personnel are not capable of dealing with serious injuries to women undergoing abortion (See VA Health Dept OLC report of inspection at Falls Church Health Care Center on April 11 & 12, 2018, pages 28-33) and they don't report these serious injuries to the Virginia Health Dept.The current watered-down abortion regulations are not safe for Virginia women. They must be restored to a safe level and enforced. 

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