Gov. Rick Perry links Texas abortion law to death of Joan Rivers

Rick Perry Governor Rick Perry maintains that that the state of Texas has a right to implement safety rules for abortion clinics, “Clearly, the will of the Texas Legislature — which I agree with — that it is a state’s right to put particular types of considerations into place, to put rules and regulations into place, to make a clinic be as safe as a hospital,” Perry stated.

Pointing to the risks that clinics can pose generally, Perry has asked whether the “clinic” where Joan Rivers was treated had the same safety standards in it saying that she might still be alive.

“It was interesting that, when Joan Rivers, and the procedure that she had done where she died, that was a clinic. It’s a curious thought that if they had had that type of regulations in place, whether or not that individual would be still alive,” said the Texas Governor stated in an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival.


Rivers stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal cords. The exact circumstances of her death are still unclear, but we do know that the Yorkville Endoscopy Center where Rivers was treated actually is an ambulatory surgery center.

Actually , despite the media hype on the comments made by Perry, he wasn’t the first to sound the alarm about the dangers of clinics and surgery.

In fact, when you remove abortion from the mix, you see what the definition of a safe surgical center should be.

Joan Rivers

When Joan Rivers was first reported as hospitalization because she was not breathing Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News’ chief medical editor, discussed the risks of surgery,on The Today Show, telling the viewers to “make sure YOUR DOCTOR HAS ADMITTING PRIVILEGES TO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL.

But, apparently that advise does not extend to Texas where the state legislature is embattled in court to enforce such a law for abortion clinics in the state.

Nancy Sniderman

Sometimes, the medicine used to sedate someone. The age of which someone is receiving he medications, and sometimes just putting the scope down can trigger and event where a person stops breathing…”, Dr. Nancy Snyderman said, “The really important thing here is that every time you think your are going to have surgery NO MATTER HOW MINOR [ emphasis mine] you have to constantly remind yourself that these things are rare – they can happen. And one more thing I should say, make sure YOUR DOCTOR HAS ADMITTING PRIVILEGES TO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL, because in this case in may well have saved Joan Rivers’ life.”

Watch here:


The state of Texas and others states around the nation have passed laws requiring abortion doctors to have Hospital admitting privileges within a close range of the abortion clinics they operate. This is in part, because many abortionists fly-in and are not even from the same state where they perform the surgeries.

Yet- Planned Parenthood and all abortion providers are saying that these laws are “extreme.”

We have learned from past examples that if a women dies from a legal abortion the left in this nation says little to improve or scrutinize the condition of the abortion clinic where the surgery occurred. You see, in the world of abortion, the death of women is considered collateral damage only.

The response, unlike that of Joan Rivers, is generally – mov’n on….nothing to see here.

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