Skip to comments.12 Texas Abortion Clinics to Close Thanks to New Pro-Life Law
Posted on 11/01/2013 10:15:26 AM PDT by GonzoII
by Steven Ertelt | LifeNews.com | 11/1/13 10:35 AM
Now that a federal appeals court has allowed a new pro-life law in Texas to take effect, as many as 12 abortion clinics are slated to temporarily close because they can’t comply with the law’s requirements to protect women’s health from dangerous abortions.
The law requires abortion practitioners to have admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles of the location of the abortion clinic to be able to transport women quickly and easily in medical emergencies when they are injured by botched abortions. As many as 12 abortion clinics across the state can’t comply with that requirement that is expected of legitimate medical centers.
The Washington Times has more on the closures:
At least 12 abortion clinics in Texas will have to quit performing the procedure this Friday, the result of an appeals court ruling that determined most of the states newly legislated restrictions can in fact go into effect right away.
This fight is far from over, said Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, of the ruling, The Associated Press reported. This restriction clearly violates Texas womens constitutional rights by drastically reducing access to safe and legal abortion statewide.
The law bans abortions after 20 weeks, requires that all medical providers who perform the procedure do so at a licensed surgical facility rather than an office clinic and requires that doctors who do abortions also have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Only about 15 of 32 hospitals in the state have accepted doctors to perform the procedure; some with religious affiliations have turned down the requests, AP reported.
Other applications have been put on hold, pending checks to see if doctors meet the residential requirements. Some mandate physicians live within a certain radius, for example.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans decision is only temporary. A complete hearing on the matter will likely go forward in January, AP said. But in the meantime, a dozen abortion providers will have to stop performing the procedure, given their inability to comply with the portions of the law the appeals court ruled could take effect immediately.
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Meanwhile, the Whole Women’s Health Clinic chain of abortion clinics in Texas, which has been found to run filthy and dilapidated abortion clinics that injure women in failed abortions, also talked about the abortion clinic closings it will have to make in the face of the new law.
@DeniseFlores Fort Worth, San Antonio, and McAllen. Austin and Beaumont will remain open.
Now that we know Judge Roberts can be blackmailed (see ObamaCare), don’t presume the SCOTUS won’t find a way to shoot the whole thing down.
To all those gals who plan on getting knocked up so they can kill their child, cross the border and have a Mexican doctor.
God bless Texas!
Best news all day!
It amazes me that the pro-aborts fought to make it legal so women wouldn’t HAVE to go to the back-alley filthy places. Now, they fight to keep the filthy places... This was NEVER about WOMENs HEALTH!
God bless Texas!
Where’s Wendy? Bwahahahaha.
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Did you READ that list of offenses the clinics had been cited for? Wow-that is what Republicans should be shouting to the baby killers. Their hearts won’t be turned from murder, but perhaps learning the truth about the filth might at least make them come up with another excuse.
No, not good for either Texas or life. Yes, this creates another inconvenience for women who want an abortion. They will still have an abortion.
The problem you should be concerned with is that this ruling hurts private practice by requiring doctors to have hospital admitting privileges, and thus putting the doctors’ businesses at the mercy of the local hospital, with whom, by the way, they compete. These are not “back alley practitioners” who were shut down. These were licensed doctors, no different than those you would find at a hospital. But now, they can’t practice without a hospital’s blessing.
This is about abortion for now, but how long before admitting privileges are required for other procedures? How long before hospitals start dictating private doctors how to run their practices via the threat of witholding admitting privileges? So no, don’t be jumping up in down in joy just because you (incorrectly) think this will result in fewer abortions. This WILL hurt you later when your doctor goes out of business and you’ll have to go to the overpriced and unhygienic hospital instead.
I doubt this will be a problem for family practitioners who do not want to take call at hospitals, so opt out of admitting privileges.
Why don’t you just come right out and say you support abortion rather than creating a straw man argument.
If you are doing major surgery, you should be qualified, and have a plan an route to care if something goes wrong....all the deaths have been associated with doing nothing when something goes wrong, because the clinic/doc did not want the responsibility. Since they were there for an abortion, if they send them home, nobody will say much if they die! What a sad state of affairs.
If they had any other major procedure, and were sent home to die, there would be hell to pay, lawyers involved, etc....
12 down, several more to go.
OMG, this is HORRIBLE!!! those evil anti-choice Texans forcing abortion doctors to have the same credentials as other doctors who save lives, and to have a plan in place should anything go wrong...THEY HATE WOMEN!!!!!!!
Clearly, you do not put the life of a child above admitting privileges or other claptrap you mention. Distribute your snowjob in New York, where someone may actually listen.
The more INCONVENIENCE for the mother, the less inconvenience for the unborn child.
Praise the LORD from Whom All Blessings FLOW! Especially babies. A gift from God created in His image.
Here’s something I’ve never understood.
This restriction clearly violates Texas womens constitutional rights by drastically reducing access to safe and legal abortion statewide.
So, if a Texas woman aborts a female baby, hasn’t that woman then violated the constitutional rights of that female baby by reducing its access to safe and legal abortions?
Thank You Jesus.
Great News, thanks for the ping.
Driabrin now has the dreaded BLUE SCREEN
Apparently these clinics could not be disinfected and brought up to cleanliness standards.
Don’t know if that was the reason they couldn’t get admitting privileges or not.
Some may have been in locations more than 30 miles distance from a hospital.
Only about 15 of 32 hospitals in the state have accepted doctors to perform the
procedure; some with religious affiliations have turned down the requests, AP reported.
Other applications have been put on hold, pending checks to see if doctors meet the
residential requirements. Some mandate physicians live within a certain
radius, for example.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans decision is only temporary. A
complete hearing on the matter will likely go forward in January, AP said.
But in the meantime, a dozen abortion providers will have to stop performing
the procedure, given their inability to comply with the portions of the
law the appeals court ruled could take effect immediately.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/1/texas-abortion-clinics-closed-appeals-court/#ixzz2jSBYTy3t
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but will they stop? I have some doubts.
I was being over-the-top. The left did oppose even the hygiene standards though.