Skip to comments.American Public Health Association Backs Partial Birth Abortion
Posted on 02/17/2008 12:59:39 PM PST by wagglebee
WASHINGTON DC, February 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The American Public Health Association (APHA) yesterday announced a range of policies that were approved by the Association's Governing Council during last year's annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Among a long list of generally positive health policy initiatives is a call for the removal of all restrictions that limit access to abortion in the US, including the repeal of parental consent laws and partial birth abortion bans.
The APHA promotes itself as the largest association of "public health professionals" in the world. It's declared aim is to "protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and to strive to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States".
The carefully worded policy on abortion states: "The APHA urges state lawmakers to repeal or oppose state laws that in any way limit access to safe abortion services, including mandatory delays and information or counseling that is not science-based; bans on specific abortion procedures, parental consent or notification requirements; targeted regulation of abortion providers; and limits for advanced practice clinicians in providing abortion services. Supports state laws that improve abortion access, including funding for abortion via state Medicaid funds and protecting health facilities and clinicians that provide abortion services."
This APHA abortion policy is a response to the April, 2007 US Supreme Court decision to uphold the federal law banning a specific abortion procedure, the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003.
This ruling enabled US states to introduce legislation to restrict abortion. The following legislative measures to control the abortion industry were proposed at state level in 2007, according to pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute statistics:
1. Abortion bans set in place to replace Roe v. Wade, should it be overturned at the federal level, were introduced in 12 states.
2. Proposed laws requiring that women seeking abortions undergo mandatory counseling and then wait a specified period of time (usually 24 or 48 h) before undergoing an abortion were introduced in 24 states.
3. Proposed laws requiring that minors obtain parental consent or that at least 1 parent be notified were introduced in 15 states.
4. Bans on specific abortion procedures were introduced in 9 states.
5. Limits on private insurance coverage of abortion were introduced in 8 states.
6. Restrictions on public funding of abortion for low-income women were introduced in 15 states.
7. Increased requirements regarding reporting statistical information to state agencies by clinicians providing abortion procedures were introduced in 12 states.
8. Targeted regulations of abortion providers or clinics (e.g., additional mandated equipment, requirement of admitting privileges, classifying abortion clinics as ambulatory surgical centers or other classifications requiring increased regulation) were introduced in 15 states.
The APHA plan to undermine the above state-level legislative measures, under the heading "The Need for State Legislation Protecting and Enhancing Women's Ability to Obtain Safe, Legal Abortion Services Without Delay or Government Interference," states:
"In light of the Supreme Court's decision and the threat of new restrictions on access to abortion at the state level, APHA urges state legislatures, elected and appointed officials to do the following:
1. Repeal or oppose state laws that in any way limit access to safe abortion services, including, but not limited to-
a. Mandatory delays and information or counseling that is not science based,
b. Bans on specific abortion procedures,
c. Parental consent or notification requirements,
d. Targeted regulation of abortion providers, and
e. Limits for advanced practice clinicians in providing abortion services.
2. Support state laws that improve access to safe abortion services, including but not limited to-
a. Provide funding for abortion care via state Medicaid funds,
b. Maintain medical decisionmaking within the patient-health care provider relationship,
c. Strengthen and enshrine the current federal protection on the right to access abortion under Roe v. Wade,
d. Allow trained advanced practice clinicians to provide medication and aspiration abortions,
e. Protect health facilities and clinicians who provide abortion care."
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There IS NO more "preventable, serious health threat" than being murdered!
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Time to cut funding to Public Health agencies, if for no other reason but to get these freaks off of the public payroll.
Even the American Medical Association, not known for its pro-life views, has admitted there is no medical necessity for partial birth abortions.
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Why aren’t the ‘public health’ guys concentrating on the real public health threats?
1. Gay Men - Spreading STDs and AIDs in numbers which apparently are somewhere on the order of 9 to 10 times higher than the rest of the population. Apparently, STDs and AIDs aren’t a ‘priority’.
2. Illegal Immigration - Illegals from Third World Countries south of the US have not just tuberculosis but also Small Pox and a handful of other great communicable diseases which are totally and completely preventable by simply closing the border. Apparently, comunicable diseases are not a ‘priority’.
3. Fighting Terrorism - Terrorists are the only people who are threatening or willing to spread biological or chemical weaponized versions of: Anthrax, Ricin, Small Pox or any of the host of other chemical/biological weaponized agents. Apparently, mass death is not a ‘priority’.
Great to know these people are living off our tax dollars isn’t it???
Looks like they failed
Time to cut off funding for this Association of Death.
American Public Health Association Financial Partners
APHA is fortunate to have partners who contribute financially to the success of our programs and activities. This support comes in a variety of ways, direct grants for projects and initiatives, general support for events such as National Public Health Week and sponsorship at our Annual Meeting.
American Legacy Foundation
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Bank of America
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Diesel Technology Forum
Educational Services, Inc
Hertz Membership Program
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Institute
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
National Association of City County Health Officials (NACCHO)
National Association of Community Health Centers
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Women’s Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Pfizer Public Health & Policy Group
The California Wellness Foundation
United Health Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
“Protect all Americans” I’m impressed
To anybody who has looked into this form of abortion this is murder in its worst form.