Here Are Some Medical Procedures Texas Regulates Less Than Abortions
Placing tough new rules on abortion clinics is just common sense, according to common sense fanatic Rick Perry. He says that House Bill 2—the new law requiring all abortions to be performed in surgical centers, by a doctor with admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles — will ensure “that anyone performing abortions in Texas is doing so in a facility that is safe, clean and prepared to deal with any emergencies that might occur.”
That’s nice. But if we’re really serious about putting safety first in Texas, then we haven’t gone far enough. Here is an alarming list of popular outpatient procedures that can still be performed in a normal, non-surgical clinic, by a doctor who doesn’t necessarily have hospital-admitting-privileges.