|Action||Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/29/2013|
I am writing to object strenuously to the proposed TARP laws limiting abortion in the commonwealth of Virginia. The regulations threaten the continued availability of safe, legal first-trimester abortion and preventive reproductive health care in multiple locations throughout the state. Extensive, burdensome requirements for clinic buildings that are unrelated to the services health centers provide and have no proven medical benefit will reduce or eliminate patient access to health care.The regulations will increase the financial hurdles to health care for patients, with no proven medical benefit to patients.
WOMEN NEED MORE ACCESS TO SAFE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE, NOT LESS.
If regulations placed on women's health centers are based upon evidence-based medical practices that advance the public health, then women in the Commonwealth will be able to maintain access to vital health care from trusted medical providers.
Thank you very much.