August 31, 2013
The State of California has proposed a bill that would give non-physicians the legal authority to perform abortions.
This bill has been approved by the California state senate.
Outlined in the legislation is the authorization of nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants and certified midwives to conduct an abortion procedure within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
California would join Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon and Vermont in allowing non-physicians to perform abortions.
Supporters of the bill say that this would allow those in rural areas to have access to abortion services closer to their homes.
Planned Parenthood (PP) is thrilled by this proposed bill because “early abortion access is a critical public health issue.”
The University of California San Francisco found that 87% of the counties in the US are without local abortion services and facilities.
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson said: “All women deserve access to care in their local communities.”
Jackson explained that the “procedure is safest when performed early, yet women in rural areas often have difficulty arranging for and traveling to a provider.”
Senator Jim Nielsen pointed out that: “Abortion is a serious medical procedure with vast complications, and I would argue that only the best-trained should conduct such an operation. It has direct and profound impact on lives: the mother and the baby — and there is a baby.”
Jackson replied that medical professionals “covered by the bill have been performing the procedure for six years without significant problems. The bill requires them to get specialized training and follow standard procedures.”
Abortion clinics closing across the nation is causing a panic within pro-abortion circles.
George Soros media outlet Think Progress claims that most abortions are performed in hospitals and clinics are being targeted because they are “freestanding”.
An estimated 54 abortion clinics in 27 states have closed due to new laws and the changing perception of the now trendy eugenics movement.
Due to mandated changes in facility structures such as “requiring clinics to widen their hallways, upgrade their air filtration systems and form special agreements with hospitals have led to a wave of shut downs.”
The closings have caused the remaining 724 abortion clinics to be farther apart and harder for women to get to, according to the assessment of a mainstream media outlet.
Last April, President Obama declared his alliance with the Planned Parenthood Federation (PPF) by stating that he intended to fight against the “assault on women’s rights” and stop a campaign to return women’s health back to 1950.
The president spoke at the dinner entitled, “Time for Care” at the PPF of American annual fundraising event.
Obama said: “When politicians try to turn Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they’re not just talking about you. They’re talking about the millions of women who you serve.”
The president continued on to say: “The fact is, after decades of progress, there’s still those who want to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century. And they’ve been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women’s health.”