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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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3/29/13  10:59 am
Commenter: Lauren Gaskell

Opposed to Women's Health Center Regulations

I'm writing to voice my strong opposition to the new regulations over women's health centers which target the availability of abortion.  The deciison to have an abortion is a difficult one for any woman to make, and is a decision that should be between a woman's medical profesional and herself.  The government should not be interjecting themselves into this relationship.  If the governments goal is to reduce the number of abortions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the better decision is to support women's reproductive health, mental health, and sexual education.

By placing unnecessary regulations on women's access to health care, the Commonwealth of Virginia is blurring the lines between religious beliefs and govenment.  People who are vegaterians have moral opposition to eating the flesh of another animal, but they do not take office to ban the consumption of animal flesh.  Forcing one group's moral belief on the entire population is blantantly wrong.  Placing these regulations on women's health is also blantantly wrong, and will have the consequence of more children in households that don't want them, who are abused, and will end up in an already exhausted social services system.  There is enough suffering in this world.  Do not allow these regulations to take action, as they will only make the lives of women and children more difficult.  

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