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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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  1:59 pm
Commenter: Elizabeth Christeller

Women's health center regulations


Women's health care centers in Virginia have been providing high standards of care to women for years.  Regulations that are medically unnecessary could limit access to reproductive health care.  Whether one supports the right to choose an abortion is not relevant.  Women get abortions when they feel they must regardless of the availability of  trusted medical providers.  

“I ask you to amend the regulations to reflect evidence-based medical practices.  Extensive, burdensome requirements for clinic buildings that are unrelated to the services health centers provide and have no proven medical benefit will reduce or eliminate patient access to health care.

Thank you for your consideration.  I know that all of you have been put in a difficult position.  I trust you will do what is best for the women of Virginia.

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