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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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1/29/13  9:01 am
Commenter: Kimberly Hamrick

Adhere to health regulations

Type over this text and enter your comments here. You are limited to approximately 3000 words"If abortion is women's "healthcare", then adhere to health regulations.

There have been numerous comments referring to abortion facilities and
their services as a necessary staple of women's healthcare, women's
reproductive health, family health, etc.  There is a strong sentiment
from the abortion-minded that these facilities and what they offer are
paramount and necessary for the sake of women and health in general.
If that is so, if health is really the intent, then why wouldn't those
supporting these facilities want to do everything in their power to
ensure the safest care of women?  This is puzzling.  Rather, it shows
the true intent of the abortion-minded...just grandfather everything
in and don't require abortion facilities to adhere to health industry
standards because that would impact their bottom line.

Earlier this year, The Family Foundation examined inspection documents
obtained from the Department of Health through the Freedom of
Information Act that found over 80 health and safety violations in
just nine of Virginia’s 20 abortion centers.  This is UNSATISFACTORY,
unsafe, and irresponsible.  The billion dollar abortion industry
simply cannot be trusted to put patient safety ahead of profit.

If any other organization or entity was found to have so many safety
and health violations, they would be shut down or indefinitely closed.
 These facilities should certainly follow the same protocol and be
shutdown to clean up their act before re-opening, if they even deem
themselves responsible enough to re-open, which is unlikely.  Quite
frankly, it is a disgrace to women everywhere that they remain open,
for the sake of women's real health, the sake of the women inside of
their body, and the sake of a just society that stands for life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people."

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