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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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  3:12 pm
Commenter: Rebecca M. Stark, a citizen

Opposition to Regulations Regarding Health Clinic Requirements

I greatly oppose regulations which would, in effect, close many Virginia clinics and thus limit the quality of health care which women need and should certainly have access to.  I remember in my youth when abortions were illegal reading daily n the newspaper of the unnecessary deaths of women because they had attempted an abortion on their own or had been butchered by a person who had attempted to perform an abortion on them.  A woman should have complete control over her own body.  This is, after all, a religious concept and should certainly not be inflicted upon the public.  We are all entitled to our choices and beliefs and the government should not be involved in religious questions.  It is as if we were suddenly to pass regulations stating that birth control is illegal and attempting to enforce it.  This is a personal choice and it should certainly not be dictated to by the government.   If this regulation passes, the government is certainly over-stepping its authority and our Constitutional right - our right to choose.

CommentID: 27773