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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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10/12/18  2:20 pm
Commenter: Charlotte McConnell

Undue Burden

We must undo the Targeted Restrictions of Abortion Providers. Abortion clinics are not hospitals. These laws do not protect women but creats an undue bruden on abortion providers and women. Women in Virginia need to be able to access safe, affordable abortions. One in four women will have an abortion by age 45. 

Abortion is not a crime and does not need to be conducted by a physican. Abortions do not need to take place in hospitals

Women should not have to wait 24 hours between their initial visit to an abortion clinic and having the abortion preformed. This requries women to make travel, child care, and employment arrangements.

"In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt ruled that TRAP laws in Texas did not make patients safer and imposed an unconstitutional burden on abortion access. Based on that precedent, we’re challenging similar TRAP laws and regulations in Virginia that we believe fail the “undue burden” test set forth by the Court in Whole Woman’s Health."

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