Protect Access to Women's Health Care!
Friday April 12th, is the final Board of Health meeting on burdensome and unnecessary regulations on women's health centers (aka TRAP). If approved on Friday, TRAP regulations could force the majority of Virginia’s women’s health centers to shut their doors and cause thousands of women and families to lose access to essential medical care. Read our statement.
After the governor approved temporary regulations, the Board of Health voted on permanent regulations on June 15, amending a key provision to "grandfather in” existing women's health centers rather than subjecting them to onerous and unnecessary forced building requirements. However, the Attorney General placed politics over women's health and refused to certify those new rules. The Board voted again on September 14, 2012, and under extreme pressure from the Attorney General and Governor McDonnell did not approve "grandfathering in" existing women's health centers. Learn more about the permanent regulations. Learn more about the next steps in the regulation process.