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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
Action Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 3/29/2013
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1/29/13  11:10 am
Commenter: Shawn Walton


The regulations being imposed on Abortion providers is unfair and non-medically necessary.  Placing these regulations on specific surgical providers and excluding others (such as cosmetic surgery centers that perform breast augmentation, for example) only serves to push personal idealogical and political agendas rather than sound, safe medical procedures.

There is no need to cover this attempt at shutting down abortion providers with any kind of rhetoric when it clearly makes no attempt to pursue the same actions against equally invasive surgical centers and doctor's offices.  Do not attempt to suggest that there is any other reason than personal religious and/or idealogical disagreement with the concept of abortion.  Unfortunately, abortions will continue as long as women need them.  Taking away the current safe, legal abortion facilities will only push the procedures into back alleys and bathrooms with coat hangers.  

ANY personal viewpoint and judgment on abortion must be made with public safety, the separation of church and state, and non-religious perspective.  Do not impose your personal religious view about the point when "life" begins on the rest of us.  Even the Bible speaks of only God being the judge.  TRUST women.  They do not make this decision lightly, but it is theirs to make, regardless of any politician's opinion.  

Thank you 

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