The health of Virginia women is under attack.
In March 2011, Governor McDonnell signed SB 924 into law. This law requires women's health centers that provide five or more first-trimester abortion per month be classified as a category of hospital.
That means, women's health centers in Virginia will now be subject to burdensome new regulations not required of other medical providers. Medically inappropriate and unnecessarily burdensome regulations could limit access to reproductive health care and hurt women.
These politically motivated laws, called "TRAP laws,” (Targeted Regulations against Abortion Providers), single out doctors that provide abortion care. TRAP laws have nothing to do with promoting the safe delivery of health care for women and everything to do with restricting Virginians' access to safe, legal abortion.