Oppose VA AG Deregulation of Abortion Industry

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The Virginia Board of Health is holding a final vote on Monday, October 24 at 9 AM. The amendments being voted on aim to deregulating critical safety regulations in abortion clinics. The meeting is being held at the Sheraton Inn Airport (4700 S. Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231). This is not a fight to limit abortion; this is a fight to protect women’s lives. The Virginia Catholic Conference enumerates the following proposals being discussed:
  • Striking regulations that require abortion clinics to comply with state and local fire codes, including requirements that clinics maintain a fire evacuation plan and that exits be clearly marked and clear of obstruction in case a fire evacuation is necessary;
  • Removing penalties for failure to comply with patient recordkeeping requirements; and
  • Stripping abortion clinics of requirements to maintain infection control standards in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Women deserve quality healthcare that is safe and has due regard for the welfare of the patient. These proposals would not only make abortions even more accessible, but they put lives of vulnerable women at risk for serious health problems. Even if you support abortion, these proposals reduce the standard of care for women during a critical and painful time in their lives. It further exempts an entire healthcare industry from complying with basic laws that ordinary hospitals and medical clinics already follow. It is politicizing something so intimate and sensitive: a woman’s health.

Come and support women by demanding their healthcare in all circumstances meet basic safety standards that all other medical facilities already follow. Above all, support the right a child has to be born with the freedom it was conceived with.

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