|Action||Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/29/2013|
I support the current regulations on abortion centers enacted by the Virginia Board of Health, and I strongly believe that they should remain permanent. I am disappointed that abortion is considered "health care," but as long as it is considered such, it should be regulated to the same standards as any other health care facility. The abortion industry has proven through state inspections that they cannot keep to a reasonable standard without regulation. With such appalling issues such as unsanitary freezers and mismatched clean and dirty instruments, the abortion industry cannot be trusted to prioritize women's health concerns over their profits. The regulations proposed are common-sense, practical health standards that any patient should expect from a health care facility. For the safety of the Commonwealth's women, please implement permanent abortion facility regulations.