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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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1/30/13  1:26 pm
Commenter: Wendy Melton

Fighting to have less safe environments for surgery???

Women deserve safe Health Care. The abortion industry has proven there is a need for oversight and regulation based upon recent findings. Abortions are surgery. All the blood that is being found during RECENT inspections proves this is a very invasive procedure. If this weren't a politicized issue, abortion clinics would have already been brought up to the standards of any surgical site. Where else would you find people fighting to have less safe environments for surgery? Do people really go looking for the least safe environment to have surgery in order to save money and feel that it's ok to get infections from unsafe procedures? Do people really want to impede a rescue unit from proper parking lot entrances or getting a gurney quickly to a woman in crisis where minutes may mean life or death? Or carry a woman in medical duress by hand, down a flight of stairs when the surgery is on the second floor without an elevator?   Or allow a woman to be exposed to rain/sleet/snow/foul weather before boarding an ambulance?  It seems that women are not important to the the abortion providers since they are unwilling to spend any money from their billion dollar profits much less clean up thier facilities based on current inspections.   Unfortunately, the demographics of the average woman to seek an abortion is a young woman in her twenties or so and too uninformed, not wise enough and feeling a sense of urgency in her crisis to do proper analysis of a doctor and his facility to truly understand her risk. We need to protect her from herself.


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