|Action||Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/29/2013|
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
It is uncanny how accurately the opening of Charles Dickens' "A Tale of two Cities" captures how these times are for us.
We do nothing about unreported rape in our churches, from our athletic teams, from our military and we take away access and affordability for treating emergency pregnancies in good medical centers with an unparalleled safety record. A plea for sanity as you consider these overreaching draft regulations that will apply only to centers like ours. Not dermatologists, endoscopic practices, not even to the other in-office procedures we provide at our center. If this is supposed to be for women’s safety then why is the Virginia Coalition to Protect Women’s Health so concerned? If this is supposed to be for women’s safety then why are you not concerned about the 4 women who are seen in their doctor’s office for abortioncare just because it is only 4 women.
On behalf of the women we serve at Falls Church return sanity to these regulations. Please!!!
Amend these regulations and support the medical community who asked you to eliminate the unnecessary construction guidelines inclusion.
Director of Patient Services, Falls Church Healthcare Center