Liberals have already proven that they want unlimited, unregulated, and unrestricted abortions no matter the cost to the women involved. They love abortion clinics and they even love the filthy abortion clinics. In fact, they’d be satisfied if the local vet clinics could also be used as an abortion facility in the off hours…although, in all honesty, I’ve seen vet clinics held to much higher standards than I’ve seen some of these abortion mills. Some of these abortion clinics have been revealed to be nothing short of Rooms of Horror- that if you have a sensitive gag reflex, I’d strongly advise you not to even glance at the footage discovered.
This week, Texas Judge Lee Yeakel of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas struck down a portion of the new abortion laws designed to protect Texas women from bad doctors, disgusting facilities, and abortions gone bad. Texas is only saying through these laws that we know abortion is legal, and you have the right to obtain one in Texas, but if you are going to we demand that it be in the safest way possible for the mother.
The first section blocked by the ruling is the requirement for all currently-licensed abortion clinics to meet the standards under Texas law for ambulatory surgical centers, because that “imposes an undue burden on the right of women throughout Texas to seek a previability abortion.” “Undue burden” is the standard applied by courts to evaluate laws that restrict abortion, and prohibits legislatures from passing laws that are too severe, burdensome, or overly restrictive on one’s fundamental rights.
An ambulatory surgical center (ASC) is a “modern health care facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures.” Patients can expect the same sterile and clean environment of a hospital but it cost, on average, 81% less than a hospital would charge.
All ASCs are subject to rigorous oversight and independent inspections to assess each center’s level of compliance with both state and national standards. These on-site surveys, like those conducted at hospitals and other facilities, evaluate ASCs on a wide range of demanding clinical, operational and quality standards.
- State-specific licensure is required by most states for ASCs to operate (e.g., ongoing inspection and reporting).
- ASCs that treat Medicare beneficiaries must meet federal government standards and demonstrate continual compliance with Medicare’s standards.
Judge Lee Yeakel, along with other Texas liberals, doesn’t believe that a woman undergoing a very serious surgical procedure to remove a baby from her uterus should require a facility that she can depend on being clean, inspected, and regulated without further worries of the risk of undue infection– any old and dirty room will do. But, he doesn’t stop there.
Yeakel also ordered an exemption for the McAllen and El Paso areas from the section of the law that mandated abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, stating as his reasoning that there were few abortion clinics in that area and the long distances enforcing this provision would force women seeking abortions to travel constituted an undue burden.
Planned Parenthood actually admits that at least 210 women are hospitalized every year after having an abortion because of infections and complications- but we’ve found out since then that that is based on 38 year old records. Newer and more informative records show that at least 1,000 women are hospitalized every year, just in Texas, from terrible complications resulting from a botched abortion. However, we also know that many, if not most, are never even reported since abortionists are not required to do so.
Furthermore, many hospitals and Emergency Rooms don’t have an OB/GYN on call so when women are coming in from a botched abortion or complication they aren’t getting the specialized care that they need. Requiring an abortionist to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital only makes senses as it takes care of that need and stops mistakes from happening by going from doctor to doctor to doctor in the middle of an emergency.
I find it ironic that Planned Parenthood and abortion activists would call such common sense safety requirements an “over-regulation” given that it’s coming from the party that wants government to be involved in every aspect of your life. This simply proves that Planned Parenthood is not out to protect women, it’s out to protect their enormous bottom line profit margin.
I’m sure, if given the opportunity, that women like Christin Gilbert, Lakisha Wilson, Maria Santiago, and Jennifer Morbelli (just to name a few) would be all for these stricter regulations. But they won’t have the chance to speak because their complicated abortions all resulted in death. Not only should these regulations be tighter in Texas, they should be imposed in every state, to protect women from the outcome that these particular women suffered.