Absurd Abortion Restrictions Just Make For More Gosnell ‘Screeching’ Aborted Babies In Back Alley Clinics
National Abortion Federation (NAF), The Atlantic reports, took note of Gosnell’s conditions. But nothing substantial ever became of it:
NAF is an association of abortion providers that upholds the strict est health and legal standards for its members. Gosnell, bizarrely, applied for admission shortly after Karnamaya Mongar’s death. Despite his various efforts to fool her, the evaluator from NAF readily noted that records were not properly kept, that risks were not explained, that patients were not monitored, that equipment was not available, that anesthesia was misused. It was the worst abortion clinic she had ever inspected. Of course, she rejected Gosnell’s application. She just never told anyone in authority about all the horrible, dangerous things she had seen.
Aside from Dr. Gosnell’s obvious barbaric practices and foul mistreatment of women, many health organizations, both public and private, greatly failed these women who were already so desperate for care. And yet their state is welcoming new oppositions towards making these procedures safe and accessible.
As of this month, Pennsylvania isÂ enactingÂ several new abortion restrictions, including that absurd 24-hour waiting period where women are subjected to “state-directed counseling” used to talk her out of having an abortion. Back alley clinics don’t have waiting periods. You do the math.
Kate Michelman, formerÂ president ofÂ NARAL Pro-Choice America, put it best when she wrote on the Dr. Gosnell case:
History tells us that whether abortion is legal or illegal, women will have abortions – the only difference is whether women live or die.
Especially if they’re women of limited means, limited options, and have to be back at work the very next day.
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