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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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10/31/18  8:19 pm
Commenter: Pia DeSantis Pell

Abortion center regulations must be maintained, not weakened

A story: two young college students (GMU parking passes, stickers, etc) exited building.  Young woman was ashen, clutching belly, obviously in distress.  She gets in back seat.  I hover nearby, but do not have guts to go over to ask how she is, can I help... she's with her boyfriend (?).  They pull out of pkg lot, immediately come back, she is walking slower, obviously in even more physical distress, ashen, ashen.  They go back in building.  Literally 5 minutes later they reappear.  Now, the speed she is walking, the fact that the center is on the top floor so she's had to take the elevator, etc, etc make it clear that the personnel didn't do any examination, or even talk to her about her symptoms!  They just sent her home.  I worry about that girl all the time...  Please, these places do not have the best interests of the women in mind.  The women are not patients, they are just money to these clinics.  Please, do not weaken any chance we have to attempt to hold them to some standard of care.


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