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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/29/2013|
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. Over regulation 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 my hope that the regulations will be amended to be based purely on medicine and science and should not impede women's access to essential health care.These regulations are purely political and their only goal seems to be ending Virginia women's access to their constitutionally protected rights to abortion. Don't politicize women's bodies!!!