Write to Your Local Paper
Write to your local paper to spread the word that women in Virginia require continued access to women’s health centers across the state.
While the Board of Health voted on June 15, 2012 to improve new regulations for women's health centers, the Board's amendment reflects a change in the draft of the permanent regulations. The Board must continue to reject onerous and unnecessary regulations when the new rules go before them again in the final stage of the regulatory process. Now, the Board must vote again on September 14, 2012 because the Attorney General placed politics over women's health and refused to certify the new rules approved by the Board. The Board can and must continue to stand with Virginia women.
The governor must stand with the Board's decision to amend the proposed regulations to "grandfather in” existing women’s health centers so that they are not required to meet the same architectural standards demanded of new construction.Make your voice heard by writing to your local paper, urging a stop to politics at patient expense. Demand that permanent regulations are based in medicine, not politics!
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