|Action||Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/29/2013|
Permanent Abortion Facility Regulations Help Protect Women’s Health
Health inspectors documented multiple health and safety violations in the facilities and most of the facilities had to submit plans of correction in order to receive provisional licensure. Also, the Women's Health Clinic on Jefferson Ave in Newport News, just down the street from my home, had 33 violations when inspected. Clearly, the abortion industry cannot be relied upon to self-regulate. Also, during the last hearings on this subject (I was in attendance), not one abortion facility reported that they were going to have to close due to the regulations.
Therefore, I strongly support the current regulations on abortion centers approved overwhelmingly by the Board of Health. These regulations should be made permanent and continue to include the strongest standards.