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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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  1:18 pm
Commenter: M. Goldberg

Targeted Regulations Against Abortion Providers
Medically inappropriate and unnecessarily burdensome regulations would restrict access to essential health care services for the women of Virginia and further marginalize young, low-income, uninsured and minority women by decreasing their health care options.
The high standard of care provided by women's health centers is proven by their impressive safety record. Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures. Overregulation will limit access to a wide range of preventive reproductive health care services provided by women's health clinics, including life-saving cancer screenings, family planning, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment. 
It is extremely sad that Governor McDonnell and AG Cuccinelli have put so much time and effort into restricting health care for women---putting women's health and lives at risk---by adding irrational and burdensome regulations while also utterly failing to address the need for more regulations to protect the lives and well-being of elderly residents of nursing homes and hospices who are victims of abuse, malpractice, and worse.


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