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  •  It's both. (10+ / 0-)

    Look at Louisiana, for example.

    BATON ROUGE, La.—Louisiana health officials suspended an abortion clinic's license Friday, the first time the state has used its new authority to shut down such a facility over health and safety concerns.

    The Louisiana health department ordered the Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport to immediately cease performing the procedures, saying an investigation found the clinic failed to ensure that a physician performed and documented a physical exam on each woman before a procedure. The clinic also failed to follow several procedures involving anesthesia, including not properly monitoring vital signs, the agency said.

    Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a law in June giving the health department the authority to shut down clinics. Before the law took effect, the clinics could continue to operate while appealing a license suspension.


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    by Kaili Joy Gray on Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 11:06:32 AM PST

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    •  Yes, that's definitely happening (2+ / 0-)
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      and more and more frequently, with worse and worse laws.  But it was the creeps with the fetus signs, and the guns and the bullhorns who paved the way for this sort of legislation, and who organized their constituents to put pressure on legislatures, and who elected the jerks in office who are ramming this crap through now.

      •  on the other hand (0+ / 0-)

        there is some regulation needed. We had a case here in Maryland just a couple of months ago regarding a doc who did not have a license in MD but was transporting patients back and forth between here, DE and NJ. One woman had a major complication and had to be taken to the hospital for major surgery. There are other cases in Maryland in the past.

        Look, I am all for reproductive rights. But safety has to be a factor, too. This most recent case in MD has the crazies out screaming to shut it all down.

        When women get hurt getting procedures done in dangerous places, we're losing some of the main parts of our arguments, that for safe procedures and to benefit the health of women.

        Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without - W S Coffin

        by stitchmd on Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 07:16:44 PM PST

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