School of Law, J.D., 1969
Bingo! That Explains It!
I would think certain standards for medical care are in order, but to be the devil’s advocate here, as a doctor I can practice any medicine I wish to, but I may not have privileges. For example, if I hang a shingle to do face lifts in my office or hair transplant surgery, the law will not prevent me from doing that. If I practice improperly I may lose my license, but otherwise I can practice. I may not find an insurance carrier to insure me, or a hospital to give me staff privileges.
In summary, why should abortions be different? If people are paying for the procedures out of pocket then they should go wherever they please, on the other hand, if the abortion is paid for by taxpayer then shouldn’t the public have some say on the level of care.
Lastly, how can people argue both sides? For example, how can you argue that planned parenthood should be paid by the gov’t but the gov’t has no right to assure the quality of the care.
I see that some provisions of this law might be unconstitutional, but were any doctors filing this? Aren’t they the ones with standing here?