09 May, 2003

Eroding Rights

Texas can't overturn Roe v. Wade, but it can sure do its damnedest to make it useless:

The more dangerous provision of the bill requires abortions after 16 weeks to be performed in ambulatory surgical centers. In 2000, only three of the 77,000 abortions performed in Texas were provided in ambulatory surgical centers. There are two reasons for this low number. First, the cost quadruples. Second, ambulatory surgical centers do not make their facilities available for abortion procedures now, nor are they likely to do so if HB 15 passes.

Yes, tricksy little Hobbittses, they are!


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