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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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  5:46 pm
Commenter: Anita H. Clayton, MD

TRAP regulations

Please end the attack on women's rights embodied by the TRAP regulations. These regulations serve no purpose except to foist a specific belief system on all women, and to attempt to control them or make women suffer at the hands of men.  70% of US citizens believe that abortion rights should not be limited, and believe women can make such decisions for themselves. Unfortunately, the will of the majority is being hijacked by a few self-serving politicians. If these TRAP regulations are continued, they must be applied to all locations where any outpatient surgical procedures take place including dematology practices, plastic/cosmetic surgery procedures, etc.  And I can guarantee you that these physicians/providers would be up in arms about any such costly restrictions on their right to practice, and on their patients' rights to choose. Health care for women should be a priority - the TRAP regulations deprive women of currently available healthcare. Do the right thing. End this political oppression of women. Eliminate the TRAP regulations.

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