Former Health Commissioner Speaks Out Against Regulations
Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) – The Board of Health held a public hearing Thursday afternoon in Henrico County, one of the final moves before making a final decision on new abortion clinic regulations next month. New regulations are required because a vote by the 2011 session of the General Assembly.
Abortion rights supporters, including former Health Commissioner Karen Remley, asked the Board of Health to "grandfather in" current clinics. The regulations require the clinics be treated like outpatient centers, with more stringent architectural and other requirements.
However, abortion rights opponents say the rules need to be in place for all clinics. They believe it is necessary for the health and safety of all women.
A final decision is expected on April 12th.
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