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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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3/23/13  7:27 am
Commenter: Lisa Ciola

Abortion clinic regulations

I strongly support safety and sanitary regulations for abortions clinics, not because I support abortion (I don't) but because any facility in the Commonwealth of VA intending to provide medical  procedures must meet basic standards.  That's common sense - a Virginia trademark.  Why would anyone with nothing to hide oppose basic safety and sanitation?

Self regulation balanced against profit margin doesn't make for pursuit of the highest of standards.  True concern invites and welcomes outside inspection to keep all involved well above the bar. 
How interesting it is to me that on Jan 3, 2013, extensive regulations were set in place over veterinary clinics in VA.  I recall no opostition to those.  How telling this is as to who or what we as a society really care about.
Those who truly care about women will want to provide the cleanest and safest environment possible when they undergo medical procedures.  It is not an act of care or concern to tell a woman that her best or only option is to kill her child.  That is misguided mercy at best and murder for profit many a time.  True concern reaches out to help, not hurt.  It does not seek to profit.
Of bless and guide your decisions!
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