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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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2/7/13  11:36 pm
Commenter: Jill Wilt

TRAP is dangerously anti-woman
 

 

TRAP is dangerous to the health and welfare of the woman of Virginia.
 
The regulations will increase the financial hurdles with no proven medical benefit to patients. TRAP was designed with one purpose only, to circumvent the existing law regarding abortion.  Rather than fighting the law on a level playing field Cucinelli has threatened the Board of Health, run roughshod over his opposition, has clearly stated his religious agenda and has no evidence of any widespread need for the clinic setting change.
 
The women in the Commonwealth need to be able to maintain access to vital health care from trusted medical providers.  The high standard of care provided by women's health centers is proven by their impressive safety record.  Overregulation will limit access to a wide range of preventive reproductive health care services provided by women's health clinics, including life-saving cancer screenings, family planning, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment. 
 
It is my hope that the regulations will be amended to be based purely on medicine and science and should not impede women's access to essential health care.

J.Wilt
Accomack County, VA
Female age 54
Voter with a voice!