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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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3/29/13  11:04 am
Commenter: Janelle Germanos

Speaking out against the TRAP Laws

To Whom it May Concern, 

I am submitting this comment to voice my utter disgust with the Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) that may be approved soon. Virginia politicians need to stop using abortion and women's health as pawns in their political game. These regulations are dangerous for women. They will lead to women's health clinics to close all over the state. These clinics provide necessary health services for women, such as pap smears and breast cancer screenings. The regulations are burdensome and are not needed. They have no proven medicall benefit for women and are simply ways for politicans to increase their own reputation. I am disgusted with these politicans who have ignored the advice of doctors and other professionals who say that these regulations are dangerous and will lead to women not being able to obtain the services they need. As a college student, I have used places like Planned Parenthood for routine check-ups. These places would hurt from these regulations and would negatively affect young women like me. I sincerely hope that these regulations will be rejected. 


Janelle Germanos 

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