16 Jun '12, 2pm

VA Board Of Health Passes Modified Abortion Regulations: In a 7-4 vote the Board decided to amend the proposed r...

Unfortunately though new facilities will still have to meet the requirements, which means it is very unlikely any new clinics will be opening in the state of Virginia anytime soon. And other controversial measures that expose clinics and patients to unannounced raids by the government did pass as well. “We are, however, disappointed the Board of Health did not amend the proposed regulations to provide stronger safeguards for patient and provider safety and confidentiality,” added Greenier. “Patients have been targets for harassment outside of women’s health centers and there is a long history of anti-choice activists seeking patient information in order to deter women from obtaining vital reproductive health care. During the public comment period, we ask members of the public to demand women’s privacy rights, and we will urge Gov. McDonnell to amend the regulations to prov...

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