Another Reason To Overturn Roe Wade

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Feb 24, 2010 9:57 AM
I had my share of abortion-disgust moments after watching a woman live-tweet the procedure on the popular Twitter service, but now there's news of another abortion clinic where unsanitary and unprofessional conditions were enough to bring in federal agents. It's not unlike federal agents raiding an animal shelter where cruel owners have abused their authority.
Federal agents raided a clinic where abortions are performed and found "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions, including blood on the floor and parts of aborted fetuses in jars, according to the state agency that shut it down and suspended the license of the doctor in charge.

In the order suspending Dr. Kermit Gosnell's license, the Pennsylvania Department of State's Board of Medicine said investigators found numerous health and safety risks at Gosnell's abortion and pain-management clinic, including a preoperative and recovery area that consisted of several recliners grouped together.
Pro-choice advocates often claim that legal abortion is the only way to assure women safe care. But the demand for the procedure in low-income areas makes it likely that unsanitary conditions will be the way it's conducted even in a "professional" setting. The very fact that the procedure is legal creates a higher demand, and a higher likelihood of underprivileged women being subject to these sorts of atrocities.