Skip to comments.Bills before Legislature to mandate abortion stat collection, prohibit late abortions
Posted on 03/21/2013 1:51:46 PM PDT by Welchie25
Maryland does not know its teen pregnancy rate. Its a fact that confounds Nancy Paltell, associate director for respect life at the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC).
The teen pregnancy rate is calculated by adding teen births, miscarriages and abortions, and the state does not collect abortion statistics. The statistics are also necessary for the state to assess the effectiveness of state-funded programs to reduce unwanted pregnancies or births, or identify abortion trends.
Paltell addressed the issue March 20 in testimony before the Senate Finance committee. The committee heard arguments on three abortion-related bills one to require abortion statistic reporting; one to prohibit abortion illegal after 20 weeks, when a fetus can feel pain; and another to require abortion-providers to make available an ultrasound for patients seeking an abortion.
The MCC, which advocates for public policy on behalf of the states bishops, testified in support of the Abortion Survey System bill and the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Maryland is one of four states that do not mandate state reporting on abortion statistics. The others are California, Delaware and New Hampshire.
The bill recommends that the data is submitted through electronic reporting, reducing the cost to the state.
This is not going to be a lot of work for the (Maryland) Department of Health, Paltell said.
Representatives of Maryland Right to Life also testified in support of the bills. Jeffrey Meister, the organizations director of administration and legislation, said that Maryland has become a hub for late-term abortions due to the lack of protective laws.
Is this really the reputation for which we want Maryland to be known? he asked.
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The reporting is only slightly useful , as reported by Gosnells subordinates in Filthadelphia they re-use “single use” medical equipment... this has 2 purposes ,,, firstly it saves them money at the expense of spreading disease from woman to woman and secondly it is part of their income tax avoidance plan ,,, underreport , show a smaller number of disposables bought if necessary to produce documentation and ONLY report credit card sales , never report cash transactions.
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