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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Virginia Department of Health
Board
State Board of Health
chapter
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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1/30/13  1:25 pm
Commenter: Erin Steigleder

Oppose TRAP
 

I oppose these regulations on clinics that provide abortion services.  These largely unnecessary regulations will cause the closure of the majority of clinics in the state, therefore interfering with Virginia women's right to an abortion.  Abortion services are women's health services.  Pregnancy could result in temporary or permanent illness or injury, or even death. Women who choose to carry a pregnancy accept these risks willingly.  Women who do not wish to continue the pregnancy would be condemned to accept these risks because of a mistake, which their male partners would not also have to endure.