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Providers Report Anger And Despair Among Patients After Texas Officials Ban Abortions
kut.org ^ | March 28, 2020 | Ashley Lopez | KUT

Posted on 03/28/2020 6:07:48 PM PDT by Morgana

Officials at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas say they have canceled 261 abortions since Tuesday, after the state effectively banned the procedure.

Sarah Wheat, the chief external affairs officer for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas in Austin, said the health centers have also been prevented from helping patients seeking abortions.

“Our health centers have received 583 calls from patients seeking appointments during that same time period,” she said in a statement.

On Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott issued on order halting procedures that are “not immediately medically necessary” during the coronavirus outbreak. The next day, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton confirmed that included abortions.

“It’s been really difficult,” said Dr. Amna Dermish, the regional medical director for Central Texas with Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.

Dermish said clinic staff have been forced to call women to let them know their appointments had been canceled indefinitely. She said patients have responded with “anger, sadness, frustration and despair” when they’ve gotten that call.

“We have had to rotate staff through that job because it’s a really difficult thing to do,” Dermish said.

These cancellations are also coming at a particularly hard time for many patients, Planned Parenthood officials say. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused an unprecedented spike in unemployment claims, as joblessness rates increase across the country.

“Our patients are just like everyone else out there,” Dermish said. “They are dealing with job losses, health insurance losses, concerns about their health and their welfare.”

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; austin; celebrate; goodnews; gregabbott; infanticide; medicareforall; obamacare; plannedparenthood; prolife; texas; wonderful
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1 posted on 03/28/2020 6:07:48 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

THEY SHOULD GIVE UP THE FACILITY AND LET CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS IN! (I know most of them are small but still.)


2 posted on 03/28/2020 6:08:45 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: Morgana

Gosh. This breaks my heart.


3 posted on 03/28/2020 6:09:01 PM PDT by JusPasenThru
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To: Morgana

It may be tough for the killers, but it’s a reprieve from execution for the babies. God will bless those who save his children.


4 posted on 03/28/2020 6:17:16 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Morgana

NYC
Subways
Tall buildings with elevators
Taxi cabs
Crowded restaurants for lunch
Broadway
NYC Workers living outside the city.
High percentage of population are Democrats


5 posted on 03/28/2020 6:20:27 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Ted, you finally endorsed.)
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To: InterceptPoint

Sorry. Posted to the wrong thread.


6 posted on 03/28/2020 6:22:34 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Ted, you finally endorsed.)
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To: Morgana

We need to kill babies it’s a matter of death and death!


7 posted on 03/28/2020 6:22:35 PM PDT by Karliner (Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28 Isa 17 "This is the end of the beginning" W Churchill)
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To: Morgana
"Providers report"

Of course they do.

8 posted on 03/28/2020 6:24:42 PM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Morgana

Perhaps they should keep their knees in proximity?


9 posted on 03/28/2020 6:25:09 PM PDT by MortMan (Shouldn't "palindrome" read the same forward and backward?)
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To: Morgana

Who cares what murderers think. Unborn children across Texas are cheering!

10 posted on 03/28/2020 6:26:22 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RasterMaster

No preborn were interviewed for this article. And everybody who was interviewed had already been born .

Hurray for the babies who will live to tell the story.


11 posted on 03/28/2020 6:31:13 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Morgana

Women wanting to kill their babies are not patients.

Pregnancy is not a disease.

Words matter. Something which the left learned a long time ago. I’m still waiting for the moron party (GOP) to figure that out. Still waiting.........

Calling the mothers “patients” is a semantic way of legitimizing the murder of their babies.


12 posted on 03/28/2020 6:37:38 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Morgana
 
 
Murderers gotta murder.
 
 

13 posted on 03/28/2020 6:41:39 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Morgana

I CAN’T kill a baby!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 03/28/2020 6:45:15 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Morgana

Maybe. . .just maybe. . .some of these officials are born again believers and are taking this opportunity to shut it down.


15 posted on 03/28/2020 6:48:35 PM PDT by Maudeen (Our ONLY Hope . . . JESUS!)
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To: Morgana

Abortion mills are no more “Health Centers” than Nazi Concentration Camps were “Relocation Centers.”


16 posted on 03/28/2020 6:57:59 PM PDT by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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To: Morgana

Babies will be born. Their mothers and fathers will fall in love with them.And there will be great survival stories told in the years and decades to come.


17 posted on 03/28/2020 6:58:30 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You have to do something with your life that makes your heart beat when you get up in the morning.")
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Not only are those facilities, most could not meet the minimum health, hygiene and safety standards!

One certainly want their dog or cat to have surgery at most all of the abortion facilities - anywhere across the nation!

18 posted on 03/28/2020 7:10:53 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

That is a very endearing thought.


19 posted on 03/28/2020 7:12:10 PM PDT by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance. Nemo me impune lacessit!)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
THEY SHOULD GIVE UP THE FACILITY AND LET CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS IN! (I know most of them are small but still.)

I like the premise. Put them on the spot. Make them go on record once again that abortion Uber Alles.

20 posted on 03/28/2020 7:16:46 PM PDT by broken_clock (Go Trump!)
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