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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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10/30/18  1:55 pm
Commenter: Megan Cassidy, MD

Keeping Women safe means getting rid of TRAP laws

As a women’s healthcare provider, I agree with Dr. Jessica DeMay’s comment:

The purpose of the Virginia Board of Health is to protect the health of all Virginia citizens. Decisions made by the Board should be based on medical evidence, not politics, religious beliefs, or ideology. Abortion is a safe and Constitutionally-protected legal procedure, and any restrictions on abortion providers should be based on the evidence. The evidence does not support TRAP laws, and the United States Supreme Court has ruled that they are unconstitutional and do not enhance patient safety. I urge the Virginia legislature to consider a complete repeal of these restrictive laws which do nothing to protect the health of citizens of Virginia.



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