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  •  You know, after three days of assailing Romney (0+ / 0-)

    and RIGHTLY SO, for shouting fire in a crowded theater "shoot first and aim later" as my President so aptly put it, this diary essentially does the same thing (throw me off the board for saying so, I call them as I see them). Just not feelin' it this. Gov. Bob McDonalds (who I generally despise and make fun of his last name) DID NOT SHUT DOWN all abortion clinics in my state.

    SOME, but not all, of the state's abortion clinics were given a two-year window to upgrade in a wishful-thinking attempt that they won't meet the requirements and shut down.

    The future of the ruling 1- will be overturned by the next governor, or 2- will be deemed frivolous, not related to healthcare and unconstitutional.

    So, even if, worse case scenario, some abortion clinics eventually are closed down for not meeting standards, new ones will be constructed under the new regulations, because at the end of the day, ABORTION IS LEGAL.

    As I said, I'm pro-choice, not anti-abortion, but pro-reality.

    Chief Justice John Roberts to President Barack Obama: "I'm not always there when you call, but I'm always on time..."

    by tha puddin on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 09:29:20 PM PDT

    •  If it's too expensive to operate, they close. (3+ / 0-)
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      Tell my what color the sky is on your planet. On mine, reproductive health clinics (mostly Planned Parenthood) run on a very tight budget. The one nearest me, a hundred miles away, used to solicit donations of paper towels. Where do you think a facility like that is going to come up with millions of dollars to burn on bullshit renovations? Where do you think they would provide services while the walls are torn out during a renovation project?

      Who do you think provides these services? Imagine you work at one of these few facilities and you've been through hell and back to keep at it. You live with the threat of violence all the time, you worry about the asshole protestors following you home and messing with your family, and almost every patient you care for is in some degree of crisis. Now you find out that the state is going through with regulating your employer out of business. You're a highly sought after health professional and you get some pretty good offers.

      It's going to be hard for the nurse practitioners who tend to be the ones doing exams and writing prescriptions to stay on at a reproductive health clinic. On an individual level, it would be smarter for them to jump ship sometime in the next two years.

    •  So, how many clinics closing does it take before (0+ / 0-)

      you think it is over-reaching? The Board had ruled to grandfather the existing clinics - a board of medical professionals. They shuffled the membership of the board, added their far RW people and then with some harassment thrown in, came up with a new answer.

      ONE clinic closing is one too many in my mind.

      There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it. ~Author Unknown

      by VA Breeze on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 10:32:05 AM PDT

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