Skip to comments.Last day for public comment on Clinic Safety Bill (TAKE ACTION)
Posted on 02/15/2012 6:49:55 AM PST by Gopher Broke
Today is the LAST DAY for public comment on the Clinic Safety bill, signed by Gov. McDonnell, to provide SOME level of regulation.
Planned Parenthood has been sending emails to their minions and right now, the comments are 20 to 1 for the pro-abortion view.
Please go to this site and enter CLINIC SAFETY STANDARDS as the subject, leave a message SUPPORTING the clinic safety bill that Gov. McDonnell signed.
Prior to this, abortion clinics had very little regulation, the same as vet offices. Women have died in Virginia abortion clinics, when there is an emergency in the past, they called 911 because these surgical abortion clinics had no life-saving equipment.
email from Planned Parenthood
Tomorrow concludes the public comment period for the permanent health centers regulations (TRAP regulations). Many of you have already voiced your concerns about these regulations and the effect they’ll have on abortion access in Virginia. If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to let the Board of Health know these regulations do nothing to protect patient safety; rather, they are a back door attempt to restrict access to a safe, legal medical procedure.
You can submit comments on Virginia’s Regulatory Town Hall site.
Suggested talking points include:
The regulations threaten the continued availability of safe, legal first-trimester abortion and preventive reproductive health care in multiple locations throughout the state.
Extensive, burdensome requirements for clinic buildings that are unrelated to the services health centers provide and have no proven medical benefit will reduce or eliminate patient access to health care.
The regulations will increase the financial hurdles to health care for patients, with no proven medical benefit to patients. Women need more access to affordable, high quality health care, not less.
If regulations placed on women’s health centers are based upon evidence-based medical practices that advance the public health, then women in the Commonwealth will be able to maintain access to vital health care from trusted medical providers.
Medically inappropriate and unnecessarily burdensome regulations would restrict access to essential health care services for the women of Virginia and further marginalize young, low-income, uninsured and minority women by decreasing their health care options.
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. Over-regulation 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.
This is our chance to have our voices heard by the individuals who are responsible for crafting these regulations. TAKE ACTION NOW!
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