In the business climate of abortion, money, at least, tax dollars speaks volumes over the health and well being of the patient. If abortion clinics can circumvent safety procedures, risk the life of the patient and argue, they are under attack from pro-life advocates and lawmakers, especially in Texas, Roe v. Wade was a complete of time.
In making abortions legal, there were to be no more ‘chop shops,’ located in the depths of inner-city neighborhoods, or in remote parts of states, which were so isolated from society, insects couldn’t hear the patient scream.
Planned Parenthood was to become the beneficiary of government sponsored abortions. They were to adhere to strict regulations, procedures and if the procedure was outsourced, they were to be responsible. After all, it’s costing taxpayers approximately $540 million a year.
Texas lawmakers are trying to make sure, Planned Parenthood is held accountable for all abortions, as well as, abortion tragedies. SB 537, if passed, ‘would force abortion providers in Texas to abide by the same regulations as those governing ambulatory, or outpatient surgical centers—right down to the flooring, ventilation systems, and outfitting of janitors’ closets.’
“Make no mistake, SB 537 is a virtual ban on abortion in Texas,” says Danielle Wells, spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. “We’re very concerned. SB 537 does absolutely nothing to protect women in Texas by subjecting clinics to onerous and medically unnecessary regulations”
Unnecessary regulations? Well, let’s visit a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, where unnecessary regulations would have perhaps, spared Ayanna Byer a lot of pain and suffering while undergoing an abortion without any anesthesia. According to the Western Center for Journalism, Byer was ‘wide awake and fully aware of everything happening around her and inside of her. She said the procedure was incredibly painful.’
While Colorado is turning a blind eye to the pitfalls associated with abortions, Texas is trying to do away with the practice completely with safety standards, clean environments, qualified medical staffs and less we forget, anesthesia.
“Women deserve a certain standard of care in Texas,” says Becky Visosky, spokesperson for Catholic Pro-Life Committee. “There’s no reason why surgeries that are provided at abortion facilities should somehow be provided at a lower standard of care than any other surgical facility here in the state of Texas.”