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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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  11:18 pm
Commenter: Melissa McSherry

TRAP regulations

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.  I understand that the Governor and Attorney General don't care about these people because those groups don't vote Republican, but I would hope that a regulatory body would consider the impact on the entire population of the Commonwealth.  These regulations will make things less safe, not more, by forcing women to backroom providers.  And the regulations will divert resources we need to actually do useful, helpful things like create jobs.

Please, please stop this nonsense and enact regulations based on actual medical information as opposed to unmitigated political pandering.

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