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Virginia Department of Health
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State Board of Health
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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
Action Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 3/29/2013
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1/28/13  7:11 pm
Commenter: Patricia Glick

TRAP Regulations
 

These new regulations will hurt Virginia women.  If approved as written, these unnecessary and burdensome regulations could force the majority of women's health centers in Virginia to close.  These regulations will hurt Virginia women threatening the availability of safe, legal abortions and preventative reproductive care.  They will increase the financial burden for health care with no medical benefit to patients.  Women in Virginia need MORE access to affordable health care, NOT less.

It is my hope that the regulations will be amended to be based purely on medicine and science and not simply to impede women's access to abortion and essential health care.  I am counting on our lawmaker's to stand with Virginia women in providing legal health services.