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Virginia Department of Health
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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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3/6/13  5:01 pm
Commenter: Diane Post

TRAP - a prelude toward reduced women's health care services
 

Imposing unreasonable regulations and requirements at clinics where abortion services are available is not equivalent to preventing people from wanting and needing an abortion.  It does threaten the continued availability of safe, legal first-trimester abortion and preventive reproductive health care in multiple locations throughout the state. It will drive people to seek abortions from illegal sources where they can no longer be assured of safe care.  It will also reduce accessibility to women of screening tests for cancer.  Is that the intent of our Virginia government?  Unwarranted regulations and costs on reproductive and abortion services will add to women's problems, especially those who are young or have low income or have been victimized.  This is an outrage, and Virginians should not tolerate it.