Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
|Action||Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/29/2013|
Commenter: Dorothy Laverdiere
The TRAP regulationsas written threaten the continued availability of safe, legal first-trimester abortion and preventive reproductive health care in multiple locations throughout the state. The regulations will increase the financial hurdles to health care for patients, with no proven medical benefit to patients. Women need more access to affordable, high quality health care, not less.It is my hope that the regulations will be amended to be based purely on medicine and science and should not impede women's access to essential health care.