|Action||Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/29/2013|
New TRAP regulations need to be amended to allow greater access to clinics and to remove the excessive "hospital" rules because
* The Board of Health rules should be based on medicine and science, not politics.
* Women's health centers have an impressive safety record which includes abortion.
* TRAP regulations create financial and access burdens that threaten the delivery of health care to the very people who need it.
* These extensive regulations will cause a severe reduction in services to women throughout Virginia, primarily in rural areas.
Please focus on common sense in this role where you have been entrusted with oversight in this area. Thank you.