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Virginia Department of Health
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State Board of Health
chapter
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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2/6/13  7:54 am
Commenter: Julia Trout

Comment on TRAP
 
I am opposed to TRAP:
I believe that medically inappropriate and unnecessarily burdensome regulations would restrict access to essential health care services for the women of Virginia and further marginalize young, low-income, uninsured and minority women by decreasing their health care options.
 
The high standard of care provided by women's health centers is proven by their impressive safety record.  Overregulation will limit access to a wide range of preventive reproductive health care services provided by women's health clinics, including life-saving cancer screenings, family planning, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment. 
 
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. I ask the Board of Health to protect women’s access to reproductive health care and put a stop to politics at patient expense!