|Action||Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/29/2013|
As a husband and father, I feel strongly that women's health is public health. Indeed, it is a truism that without healthy women, there wouldn't be any families. In my own life, I have seen women in my family whose best and only option for affordable, regular healthcare was a clinic provided in Virginia by Planned Parenthood. The TRAP bill would eliminate these critical links in the health services chain, and lead to an increasing risk of illness and disease among women whose only option for healthcare services was closed due to overly burdensome and totally unneessary regulation.
This General Assembly has marketed itself as being "friendly to business" and sought to reduce regulation. It is totally hypocritical, and wrong, to advance the TRAP bill to implementation while claiming to be against burdensome regulation. But more than that, it is bad for the health of women. And women's health is all of our health. Please change this bill and remove the burdensome and unnecessary requirements for clinics to be totally remodeled.