As quickly as states like Texas, Arizona, and Kansas pass new definitive laws designed to protect women and children against subpar health standards in abortion clinics, pro-abortionists challenge those laws in court, purportedly on the grounds that said laws will restrict access to care and thus limit a woman’s right to affordable healthcare. But reality says that isn’t so.
Since the landmark decision of Roe v Wade, one in six children conceived have been terminated in the United States of America. That’s the entire population of Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona – combined.
As organizations like Planned Parenthood figured out there were profits to be made from abortifacient drugs and surgical abortions, business models were developed and clients were groomed and educated to the slanted perspective that life in the womb simply isn’t human or significant.
Their clever advertising worked and before long, hundreds of abortion clinics popped up all over the U.S., many of them operating without any oversight by their state’s health departments. Inspectors either didn’t have time to routinely visit each clinic, or they purposefully turned a blind eye to abortion clinics breaking state laws. Without regular, scrupulous inspections, abortion clinics operated without meeting acceptable healthcare standards. And these shortfalls put women and children’s health at risk.
The most significant evidence of such negligent oversight was the case of physician, Kermit Gosnell. When officers raided Gosnell’s establishment in February, 2010, investigators found ‘disgusting,’ ‘unsanitary,’ ‘filthy,’ conditions including human blood and cat feces on the floor and a stench of urine in the air. According to testimony at Gosnell’s trial, female patients awaiting their abortive procedures were found to be unsupervised and only semi-conscious, sitting on dirty recliners - covered in blood-stained sheets, in a filthy waiting room.
So, one would think that what happened in Philadelphia would be a wake-up call to all Americans, so that horror stories such as this would never happen again. But based upon Planned Parenthood’s ardent challenges against state laws specifically designed to raise healthcare standards in abortion clinics, it seems the organization has a different agenda – one that’s not at all about protecting the woman’s health.
Joanne Moudy is the author of “The Tenth,” a paranormal thriller exploring the very real trauma of abortion in a fictional realm. She proudly served as an officer in the military for nine years, before specializing in emergency nursing until retirement. She speaks regularly on the subjects of religious freedom, traditional marriage, and pro-life, and the impact of liberalism and secularism on all of humanity. You can follow her on Twitter @composedof1.