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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
Action Amend the Regulation after Assessment and Receipt of Public Comment
Comment Period Ends 10/31/2018
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10/31/18  7:25 am
Commenter: Katherine Hoffman

TRAP amend so only medically necessary

Amend and remove TRAP laws. They are not medically needed and create issues, problems and delays for women seeking abortions which are their constitutional right. 

I carried two pregnancies to term that were wanted and treasured and done with great care, but I cannot imagine that process being forced upon me.

Abortions are common with statistics given as 1 in 4 or more having an abortion. History has shown that women will make hard decision of what is best for them and their family. That should be their decision and not some strangers. 

A person will abort if that is what they decide no matter what the risk to their health and life. Therefore we need to keep access to safe abortions or women will die.

This is ultimately about power over women.  How far will legislators be allowed to go?

A fetus is dependent upon the person caring it to term. Science has not replace that yet.  Pregnancy is hard on a body and dangerous. Insurance will not write a new life policy until after birthing is complete. Control over one's own body is more critical than one's right to vote. 

What other health situation do we not allow a doctor to advise?

How is creating non-medically needed extra expenses and time delays make sense  as it will create the need for more women to have abortions and later abortions at that.

Some how we need to cherish each other, appreciate our differences, and respectful the other's individual rights and respectfully disagree. 

How can women ever be equal citizens and have equal human individual rights without being respected as a full citizen and therefore be allowed to decide what is best for themselves?

The US Supreme Court rules and the TRAP laws need amendment to be consistent with not being a barrier and only if medically necessary. 

Thank you. 

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