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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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1/28/13  11:23 am
Commenter: Tracey Lynch

women's reproductive rights and TRAP legislation

I have been a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia for 12 years.  I have never been more afraid to be a woman in the Commonwealth than I am now.  The overlegislation of women’s reproductive rights based on one extreme religious perspective is the worst possible violation.  I have been subjected to the worst possible treatment by a member of the medical profession simply because I wanted to refill a medically necessary prescription for birth control.  This needs to stop now.

The high standard of care provided by women's health centers is proven by their impressive safety record. 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. 

It is my hope that the regulations will be amended to be based purely on medicine and science and should not impede women's access to essential health care.

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