Should just anyone be allowed to perform an abortion, or should only doctors be allowed to perform them? Surprisingly, there are no laws mandating that those who perform abortions must be doctors in many states.
Until recently, in Arizona, non-doctors performed abortions at Planned Parenthood. A simple nursing degree is all they had- and more than they needed to operate legally.
This all changed with the 2009 Abortion Consent Act.
The law states the following,. according to an article by Steven Ertelt:
The law makes it so Arizona will require a notarized parental signature before an abortion can be performed on a minor child, women will be provided with full and accurate information by a doctor in person at least 24 hours before an abortion, medical professionals cannot be forced to perform abortions if it contradicts their sincerely held religious or moral beliefs and non-doctors will not be permitted by law to perform surgical abortions.
Steven Ertelt “Arizona Abortions Drop 30% After Pro-Life Law Takes Effect” LifeNews.com 10/12/11
Rather than comply with the law, Planned Parenthood stopped performing abortions at seven locations. Apparently, doctors were not performing the surgeries on women in these clinics.
Roe Vs. Wade was supposed to protect women against unqualified abortionists. I wonder how many women knew that their surgery was being done by someone who did not have a medical degree?
Read about abortion’s dangers here.
The law led to a 30% drop in the number of abortions in the state
Note: One Planned Parenthood nurse, Beth Otterstein, who performed abortions before being banned from doing so said the following after the law passed:
“I’m very sure we’re going to see illegal abortions crop up, which can be very serious because they can lead to deaths”
Rachel Jimenez “At Flagstaff Clinic, Women Seeking Abortions Told to go to Phx” Tuscon Sun Sentinel October 4, 2011
Only Planned Parenthood could claim that a law requiring women to have their surgery done by competent physicians would lead to unsafe abortions. I wonder if they listen to themselves.Share on Facebook