|Action||Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/29/2013|
opposition to abortion clinic regulations
As a lifetime Virginia resident, I adamantly oppose the unecessary and discriminatory regulations that are being imposed on abortion clinics in our commonwealth and that will likely shut down most of those clinics for no good reason at all. Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures in this country, but it is being overregulated solely for political reasons. These regulations provide no added safety to women, but they drive up the costs of abortion care, making it harder for women to access abortion and for clinics to provide the service. This is political interference with women's personal decisions just as much as the horrible ultrasound bill that was passed last year. At the very least, please reinstate the provision that grandfathers current clinics under the clinic regulation (TRAP) law. Thank you for considering my viewpoint.