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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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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  6:52 pm
Commenter: Aryn Bartley


Dear Board of Health,

I write to urge you to reject making permanent Virginia's controversial and divisive TRAP regulations on women's health providers.  TRAP laws are medically unnecessary and burdensome on clinics that provide a wide variety of health services to women across the state.  If these regulations are put into place permanently, many clinics will struggle to stay open, thereby cutting off access to a range of health services.  Closures will disproportionately impact young, low-income, and minority women.  I ask you not to allow the political and religious beliefs of the few to govern access to health services for the many.  Reject TRAP. 


Aryn Bartley

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