Skip to comments.Unsafe access: What’s really at stake in Texas’ abortion battle
Posted on 07/10/2013 8:53:12 AM PDT by servo1969
In the chaos that is the fight over the abortion bill in Texas, its difficult to see the real story behind the circus of filibusters, mob rule, and Satan-hailing. But I recently had the privilege of speaking to someone who has been on both sides of the argument.
Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director and now a pro-life advocate who testified during the Texas Senate hearings this week on the abortion bill, claims the ban on late-term abortions is not the most disputed portion of the bill.
Whats being highly contested by abortion supporters in this bill is not really the 20-week ban, she said. Its the requirement that all abortion facilities be ambulatory surgical centers, which would require either they be compliant of these regulations by abortion centers or they would be closing down.
Opponents are calling the new restrictions draconian and aggressive. But supporters maintain its all in the name of safety.
Johnson explained only five out of Texass 42 existing abortion centers would meet the new standards. The others would be shut down by September 1, 2014 if they did not comply with the new regulations.
After the revelations about the horrors committed by abortionist Kermit Gosnell, one might think womens rights advocates would be demanding heavy regulations to reform clinics and ensure the safety of women who choose to abort their pregnancies. Instead they are sacrificing safety for ease of access.
The abortion lobby has said they want abortion to be safe, legal and rare, Johnson told me. But clearly we see that theyve dropped the safe part and the rare part because they are trying to increase abortion.
There is no question the abortion industry is big business. According to Planned Parenthood, the organization performed a record 333,964 abortions in FY 2012, pushing the organizations three-year abortion total to just shy of one million. Planned Parenthood received an astonishing $542 million in taxpayer funds last year, accounting for 45 percent of its total operating budget.
Johnson told me that during her time with Planned Parenthood, staffers were given abortion quotas to meet. Workers could easily influence vulnerable women into choosing an abortion, not necessarily for the benefit of the woman, but to meet the monthly quotas set by management.
Johnson also described seeing a 13-week-old fetus fighting for its life before ultimately losing its battle while she was assisting with an ultrasound-guided abortion. That was when she chose to leave Planned Parenthood. The organization sued Abby in an effort to make an example of her, but the lawsuit was eventually thrown out of court.
Its difficult to understand why those who claim to care about protecting women are willing to sacrifice safety for convenience. Maybe its about money. Its certainly not about safety.
It’s about money and normalizing the death of those deemed un-necessary.
20 weeks must not be enough time to murder their children.
I read her book “Unplanned” http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1414339402
These two paragraphs from the article seem to be the heart of that book:
“Johnson told me that during her time with Planned Parenthood, staffers were given abortion quotas to meet. Workers could easily influence vulnerable women into choosing an abortion, not necessarily for the benefit of the woman, but to meet the monthly quotas set by management.
Johnson also described seeing a 13-week-old fetus fighting for its life before ultimately losing its battle while she was assisting with an ultrasound-guided abortion. That was when she chose to leave Planned Parenthood. The organization sued Abby in an effort to make an example of her, but the lawsuit was eventually thrown out of court. “
For those interested, one can find the first chapter online I believe.
Can you imagine, maybe it was this abortion described in the 2nd paragraph above, Abby usually worked in the office but she helped out in an abortion, there was the ultra-sound and one of the Doctor’s quipped “Beam me up Scotty” and then they went after the fetus with the vacuum.
Also, some other good parts in the book, the part about the pro-life protestors who were for the most part, friendly
I think it is about telling the leftists to get out of their state. Normal people know how to NOT get pregnant. It is as easy as walking to NOT get pregnant.
Most abortion clinics are really just offices with some scattered medical tables and most importantly a front desk which collects the money.
Women going in for abortions think that they are going in to real clinics like an outpatient hospital clinic.
"What life-saving equipment?"
That's right, they are not into saving lives so why would they have even an emergency exit?
I bet most are not even sanitary
“...That’s right, they are not into saving lives so why would they have even an emergency exit?...”
(not saving life but actually “Death Centers”)
Correct, you figure out abortion clinics, let’s say an abortion costs, I don’t really know, let’s say $500 to $1,500. So, you can see if a clinic sells 10 a week or whatever, how much that can be. You can see the profit motive here. And as said before, 80% or greater of Planned Parenthood clinics are in “minority” areas.
And of all things, Planned Parenthood or another recipient of taxpayer’s monies, NEA, why are we giving to organizations like this in tax dollars when they turn around and endorse and even run ads for candidates?? What a racket. In fact, PJ Media even suggests these organizations may even use tax dollars in those ads! Oh brother.
And per Abby Johnson’s book, I believe she worked in a clinic that did abortions 1 or 2 days a week.
Kind of chiming in on this because I did find that first chapter of her book online or at least an excerpt referred to in my prior post:
Why should they be sanitary when no one goes to check on them?
Sanitation is left to the discretion of the clinic owner.
I know of one clinic where he legally incorporated his abortion clinic as a church, therefore he paid no taxes.