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Virginia Department of Health
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State Board of Health
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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
Action Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 3/29/2013
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1/28/13  9:53 am
Commenter: BT Birchett

Humanitarian: Oppose TRAP
 

 

To Whom It May Concern:

I strongly oppose these regulations to women's health care facilities here in Virginia.  These regulations are an obvious attempt at a political agenda, set our state back 50 years, and are simply illogical.  The regulations are not in any way based on medical fact, but reflect the new Tea-Party Republican attempts to force religious beliefs upon all of the people, which goes against the constitution which states that we are guaranteed our own religious beliefs (including the belief of when the soul enters the body).  These regulations, therefore, in reality only compromise women's health care in Virginia.  Should these regulation be put forth they would only restrict and add costs to low-income, uninsured and minority women in Virginia - ie. descrimination.  These women already cannot afford time off from work and have limited access to transportation and child support.  The clinics also supply women with cervical cancer screenings, keeping them well, safe, and stronger - the amount of abortions performed is a very, very low percent.  

Please do the right thing for our low-mid income women in this commonwealth - oppose these TRAP restrictions.  If we are truly concerned about abortion then why not take this effort and tax dollars to assist women with birth control and sex education which have a proven track record.

Again, I oppose these regulations, and would hope that you do the right thing an oppose them also.

Thank you for your time.