National Abortion Federation opposes regulations to make abortion safer

Sometimes pro-choice groups oppose commonsense regulations that would make abortion safer. Rachel MacNair described the following in her book:

“When 60 Minutes ran a piece about Hillview abortion clinic in Maryland, showing the women who had been killed and maimed, they made the suggestion that perhaps greater regulation was necessary. To this the head of the National Abortion Federation, Barbara Radford, said, “We want to make sure that women have choices when it comes to abortion services. And if you regulate it too strictly, you then deny women the access to service.”

On the same report, when pro-choice Maryland State Senator Mary Boergers wanted legislation to regulate clinics because of this scandal, she lost pro-choice support. When she acted for all the world as if she believed that “safe and legal” really meant safe, she was called on the carpet. She said that if you ask questions, “they then treat you as if you’re the enemy.”

Rachel M MacNair, PhD. Achieving Peace in the Abortion War (New York: iUniverse, 2009) 113 – 114

Read about terrible conditions in abortion clinics that prompted pro-lifers, to support regulation and pro-choice opposition.

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One Response to National Abortion Federation opposes regulations to make abortion safer

  1. Jenny says:

    Well either make it safer or you will have to go to jail. Personally I think abortion is so immoral that it should never exist even as safer. (Note: I mean even if it was safer personally I believe that it should not exist.)

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