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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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  12:33 pm
Commenter: Dr David E Welch

TRAP is not just a "political tool"

I support TRAP for the following reasons:

Some claim TRAP is a tool to force religious beliefs on unbelievers while others claim it is an assault on women's rights to choose their healthcare options. If you put all that aside and read some of the inspection reports that describe the lack of proper sanitizing practices in many facilities, it seems everyone who is "pro choice" would fully support a woman's right to the same sanitary conditions and provider requirements they would expect from a heart surgeon. While it is true that every abortion stops a beating heart, that does not change the fact that the abortive mother is a person who deserves proper patient care by qualified practioners working in clean facilities.

The driving reason for most organizations to minimize costs (I.e., lower qualified employees, cleaning costs, regulatory compliance) is to improve profits. Improving profits should not be the driving force of any facility that provides health-related service -- whether you are pro life or pro abortion.

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