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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
Action Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 3/29/2013
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2/26/13  10:13 pm
Commenter: Petrina Murphy

TRAP Restrictions

Keep Virginia from being an embarrassement to the nation.  The TRAP regulations threaten the continued availability of safe, legal first-trimester abortion and preventive reproductive health care.  Do not take us back to the days when women were dying from illegal abortions and self induced abortions.  One doesn't need to be very old to remember those days, when desperate women had no option but to insert button hooks, hair pins, coat hangers.  Or find some quack doctor.  Dying of sepsis was common.

TRAP is a contrived solution to a non existent problem whose unintended consequence will be unsafe abortions for women too poor to travel to a better state.  How ironic is that.

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