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Thu Sep 4, 2014, 03:34 PM

Planned Parenthood's New HB2-Proofed Clinic Opens in Southern Dallas

It's a nice clinic, it really is. With more space and amenities, it's a credit to the private donors who payed for it and continue to fuel Planned Parenthood's response to the Texas Legislature's crackdown on abortion. It's just unnecessary.

The large janitor's closet, the backup generator, the locker rooms, the extra wide hallways and the special air circulation system that qualify the building as an ambulatory surgical center (ACS) do nothing to promote women's safety. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that Texas' requirement that all abortions be performed at ASCs, as well as that all abortion providers have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic from which they operate, actually increase danger to women.

Those with an unwanted pregnancy, the organization's CEO Dr. Hal Lawrence says, are more likely to seek out an alternative means of termination or forego appropriate prenatal care when access to abortion is restricted. Abortion is an exceedingly safe procedure, much safer, in fact, than carrying a pregnancy to term. It is not the type of procedure that has, in the past, been performed at an ASC.

"An ambulatory surgery center is where you go to have day surgery," says Kelly Hart, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas' director of government relations, "to have your cataracts removed or something like that, but a first trimester abortion procedure is not a surgical procedure in the sense that most people think of a surgical procedure."

More at http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2014/09/planned_parenthood_hb2_abortion_dallas.php .

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Sat Sep 6, 2014, 03:17 PM

1. This is good news

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