The Latest Fad in Anti-Choice Law Is a Lie
Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a press release that the doctors’ case demonstrates how “Texas has put the constitutional rights of its women in the hands of biased hospital administrators,” and how the care options for women in the state will continue to shrink.
Louisiana Representative Katrina Jackson says the law in her state “is about the safety of women”. When abortion providers in Texas were required to get admitting privileges, Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, sent out postcards “warning” hospitals that “Elective abortions are not healthcare and have nothing to do with the practice of medicine.” And Mississippi Gov Phil Bryant, after signing his state’s bill mandating hospital privileges, said the legislation was important in “protecting the health and safety of women” and that he would continue “to work to make Mississippi abortion-free”.
Sound familiar? “People need to connect the dots and realize that ‘women’s safety’ is the thin veneer of the real agenda to outlaw abortion,” Parker says. “The ‘safest’ abortion to them is the one that never occurs - and that’s what these people mean to do.”