Safety is just a ruse to attain the goal of shutting clinics down. Just like focusing on fetal development is just a ruse for stealing women's civil rights of personal privacy and bodily autonomy.<quoted text>Eloquently put, Miss Katie. The fetus worshipers are proud that they've constrained providers and pushed the limits of the law, to the point where Kermit Gosnell flourished - and they want it to be like that everywhere.
In a recent Washington Post story on the Gosnell case, a former leader of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's abortion surveillance branch states that the problem of sub-standard clinics that provide abortions has become so rare in recent years, that the CDC shut down the surveillance operation. In addition, the CDC said 10 people died of abortions in 2010, the last year for which there is available data, compared to 793 people who died in bicycle accidents. The same report described the fact that abortion clinics are regulated in different manners in different states.
I think the CDC surveillance operation should be re-instated, and outpatient clinics of all kinds held to the standards under which they are certified. Feet to the fire, if necessary. But dammit, if wider sidewalks, and the requirements for hospital privileges, etc. are really aimed at safety, why aren't ALL outpatient clinics held to these same standards?
How anyone is still fooled into believing otherwise is concerning and curious. jmo