The 8th circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a 2017 court ruling that would block reasonable restrictions on abortion clinics. The federal appeals court ruled that abortion clinics need to be surgically licensed, equipped with the same equipment as a hospital’s surgical wing, and the doctors performing abortions must have medical privileges with a local hospital.
This decision comes out of a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider; the organization argued that the restrictions, which were proposed to ensure high health standards were met in abortion clinics and that the health of women obtaining abortions was protected.
Left-wing groups appear to prioritize having as many abortion clinics as possible over having reasonable health standards for the clinics:
Look no farther than Missouri to see what kind of harm courts can inflict on women’s rights & freedoms. Today’s ruling should be a stark example of just how easily judges like Brett Kavanaugh can gut women’s constitutional rights. #CourtsMatter #StopKavanaugh https://t.co/AsobZadi2L— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) September 10, 2018
These regulations are hardly restrictions on abortion access, but rather ensure that the abortions performed are as safe as possible for women seeking them.