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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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3/25/13  4:20 pm
Commenter: Jeanne Carney

The TRAP Regulations
 

 

I categorically oppose the medically inappropriate and unnecessarily burdensome regulations that would restrict access to essential health care services for the women of Virginia.

Over regulation 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.  Abortion is only one of the critical services provided and the centers' safety record has been iimpressive in tthis regard.  T
 
These regulations will be especially draconian for young, low-income, uninsured and minority women who may have no other options for health care.  It is my hope that these regulations will be amended to be based purely on medicine and science.  These should not be used to impede women's access to essential health care..