|Action||Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/29/2013|
Stop picking on women's health clinics. I have an opportunity today to voice my opposition to these anti-choice and anti-women bills. TRAP laws mandate health centers pursue costly renovations. These requirements are not supported by Virginia Physicians or medical experts, and a recent survey reveals Virginians do not uspport them either. In fact the opposition is uniform across partisan boundaries, with a majority of Independents, Democrats and Republicans all saying they dissaprove of this government overstep—AND that when it comes to health care they trust doctors and medical experts over politicians. Anti-choice Governor Bob McDonnell, and extremist Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (of transvaginal ultrasound fame) have done everything in their power to push these regulations through, despite public opposition. They’ve held “impromptu” hearings on the bill without giving pro-choice state officials due notice to attend, and they’ve even exerted pressure on the Virginia Board of Health to reverse their original disfavor of the bill. I am showing my support for Virginia women and telling the government that individuals, their families and their doctors—NOT politicians—should make personal healthcare decisions.