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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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3/1/13  11:12 am
Commenter: Elizabeth Fogarty

TRAP Regulations are unnecessary
 

On other issues, I have heard Governor McDonnell express his concern that Virginia should not be adding new regulations where there is no evidence of need for new regulation.  I encourage Governor McDonnell to follow that same standard in the case of the proposed Targeted Regulations for Abortion Providers.  

These regulations are purely political, and are not medically indicated -- as is evidenced by the fact that the regulations could not be passed by a Board of Health appointed based on medical qualifications, and were only passed after the appointment of a new member chosen based not on medical qualificiation but on membership in an anti-abortion group.

Virginians cannot trust a state government/regulation agencies built on tricks, rather than on truth.  

Do not sign the proposed TRAP regulations.