Today, we're asking you to take action to protect reproductive health services in Virginia. You've probably heard about "TRAP" restrictions on clinics. Yes, NARAL Pro-Choice VA and other leaders of the women's health community made some progress but we have suffered a setback. Please take a few minutes to submit a public comment to the Virginia Board of Health regarding politically motivated restrictions designed to shut down Virginia abortion providers.
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Please let medicine and science guide you in amending Virginia's Targeted Regulations on Abortion Providers (TRAP). Onerous, medically-unnecessary regulations hurt women and are unconstitutional. Science and medicine should guide health regulations, not politics.
Background: In 2016, we made progress in revising sham restrictions designed to shut down Virginia abortion providers. However, just a few months ago, a conservative judge - in a politically engineered lawsuit - ruled that the Board of Health has to start this amendment process all over again. The rightwing Family Foundation will be out in force to close clinics. We need your help to stop them.