“Welcome to the disassembly line.” [Darleen Click]
CA Governor Moonbeam Brown signs laws making Gosnell-style clinics acceptable
Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to sign a bill allowing non-physicians to perform a class of surgical abortions is being hailed by pro-choice (sic) forces as an advance for women’s health. [...]
California has long been an outlier for abortion extremism. It already has one of the highest abortion rates in the country, funds it routinely through state programs, has no public abortion-reporting regime, and has voted down parental notice and consent policies. It is hard to imagine a state where abortion could become less medically and socially accountable. [...]
Now, thanks to AB 154, many California women will have a form of surgical abortion performed by practitioners who perform no other kinds of surgery, and, as Dr. Mary Davenport notes, who likely are not versed in treating complications such as “hemorrhage, uterine perforation, sepsis, damage to pelvic organs” and other problems that occur in 5 percent of surgical abortions. [...]
On the same day Governor Brown signed the “no doctor needed” bill, he signed another, less discussed measure that lowered the health and safety standards required for operation of an abortion facility. Provisions for a larger recovery room than required in a primary care setting and for a separate counseling room were among those lifted. Physically and symbolically, this second law represents the diminution of concern about the moral, human, and personal dimensions of abortion. A California abortion facility may come to resemble the average car-repair shop. Welcome to the disassembly line.
We live in extraordinary times. Bearing a child has never been safer; never have its processes been more dramatically presented to the human eye than they are now through advanced ultrasound; and medical miracles are happening on the frontiers of perinatology with dazzling regularity. In the midst of all this, our governing overseers offer women and girls less time and less care with less-accomplished medical professionals, no public health tracking, and precious little follow-up.
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