Skip to comments.Decor No Substitute for Safety
Posted on 07/18/2012 6:24:49 PM PDT by detective
Last week, the Daily Beast wanted readers to meet the woman in charge of the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. Why the introduction to Diane Derzis, who embraces the moniker of abortion queen? Her clinic was facing closure for failing to be in compliance with a new Mississippi law.
The piece falls short of helping us to make a true acquaintance, glossing over critical pieces of information for anyone who wants to get to know Derzis and what motivates her. The abortion queen is no altruistic champion of women. Derzis, quite literally, profits from abortion. And her Mississippi clinic is not the first to face closure for endangering womens health.
While the article shares several irrelevant details about Derzis including that she loves yard sales, [and] thrillers to take her mind off tough days it makes no effort to describe what is only vaguely referred to as the law that threatened to close her clinic. Understandably, Derziss failure to meet a health and safety standard designed to protect abortion patients does not exactly fit with the gosh-dont-you-love-her-and-her-smokers-laugh theme. However, a serious piece of journalism would have tackled the issue, not created a sideshow.
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