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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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3/6/13  2:59 pm
Commenter: Sapphire Diamant-Rink


The regulations threaten the continued availability of safe, legal abortion and preventative reproductive health care in many locations throughout the state. These requirements are unrelated to the services provided. Women need better access to health care, not less access!  These regulations are medically inappropriate and unnecessarily burdensome. The high standard of care provided by women's health centers is proven by their impressive safety record and abortion is one of the safest medical procedures. Overregulation prevents access to necessary, life-saving, preventative reproductive health care for women.  Women's rights are human rights, and reproductive health care is absolutely necessary for women's health.These regulations will hurt Virginia women. Please amend the regulations so they do not impede women's access to healthcare, and so they are based purely on medicine and science!

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