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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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1/29/13  3:43 pm
Commenter: E. Martorell

TRAP regulations
 

The proposed TRAP regulations, as currently written, are medically unnecessary, inappropriate, and, frankly, anti-woman. They further restrict healthcare options for low-income, minority, and/or uninsured women such as myself (and arguably, for no other reason than anti-choice politics).

I visit my local women's healthcare center for my yearly exams and breast cancer screenings. I am at greater risk of breast cancer due to genetics, and this health center is the only place that I can receive affordable screenings. The TRAP regulations may force my health center to close, leaving my fellow patients and I with no realistic options for healthcare.

I trust and depend on my healthcare center. As medical doctors and healthcare professionals, they are the most qualified to determine what medical precautions are necessary for the center - not politicians with anti-woman agendas.