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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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2/26/13  2:40 pm
Commenter: Barbara Corley


I am a 55 year old woman who, while residing in VA in 1992 and trying to conceive a child, mis-carried.  I was working with a Reproductive Specialist (Dr.) and had a general physician.  Both refused to perform a D and C on me when the fetus was found to be without a heartbeat at 14 weeks.  I discovered this sad news on a Friday and was sent home to "pass the fetus" over the weekend by myself.  I also had to collect the specimen for genetic studies to understand why I wasn not able to carry to term.  I was told by both physicians that they did not perform abortions.  Had I had the support of a Women's Clinic, such as Planned Parenthood, I might have been spared the pain and suffering I endured.

While I appreciate a physician's particular personal position, I was left effectively without care and had to perform a sad task that left a strong impression on me that the care of the patient should take always take precedence over others personal position.

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