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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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3/29/13  3:24 pm
Commenter: Brenda L. Radford

TRAP Regulations Violate Public Health, Democracy and A Free Society
 

 

I strongly oppose the implementation of TRAP Regulations. I recognize it as a move by repressive right-wing elements to put in place by the force of law their particular religious vision. 

 

If adopted, the regulations would violate the very concept of public health by eliminating the access of many women to health care through closing clinics that provide that care.

 

It would also violate the free exercise of religion by making all those who do not share the religious orientation of the initiators of the TRAP Regulations to follow—through force of law—those particular religious beliefs. That makes a mockery of both democracy and a free society.