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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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1/28/13  9:21 am
Commenter: Stephanie Ragusky

TRAP Regulations


To whom it concerns:

I am concerned at the ongoing efforts of a significant percentage of the VA legislature, the governor, and the attorney general, to limit women's access to medical care. I do not believe they are qualified to determine what is in a woman’s best interests in regards to decisions affecting her body, which is certainly demonstrated by unnecessary TRAP regulations.

The high standard of care provided by women’s health centers is proven by their safety record. There is no evidenced based reason for adding the unnecessary regulations promoted by TRAP. Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures. Overregulation will limit access to a wide range of preventive reproductive health care services provided by women’s health clinics, including life-saving cancer screenings, family planning, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment.

Trust women, respect choice.

Thank you for your time and attention.

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