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Pro-choice writer calls sterile abortion clinics intimidating

Posted in abortion clinic safety, Hospital Admitting Privileges, RH Reality Blog, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2014 by saynsumthn

RH Reality Blog writer, Andrea Grimes appears to bemoan the idea that abortion surgery and abortion recovery would take place in a “medical / sterile” even calling it: “intimidating?”

Andrea Grimes aother choice lost texas

Grimes writes in her latest blog post, “In recovery, when everyone’s wearing hospital gowns and laying on hospital-style stretchers, it’s more difficult to invite partners and friends to join patients after their procedures. There’s no herbal tea, no feeling of relaxing in a friend’s living room. Everything feels more medical, more sterile, more intimidating.”

Grimes is talking about her tour of the San Antonio Whole Woman’s Health abortion clinics by corporate vice president Andrea Ferrigno, calling it a, “small, purple-tinted clinic that feels like a cozy gynecologist’s office, and a fluorescent-lit surgical center with two icy operating rooms.


Just where was Grimes to tour Whole Women’s Health’s Beaumont abortion clinic forced to close by the state for horrific conditions?

Oh wait, Grimes did tour the facility, she writes later in the piece, “I thought of the warmth I’d experienced when visiting Whole Woman’s clinics in McAllen, Beaumont, and Austin to do interviews or take photographs for a story.”

WWH

But..apparently, like with Kermit Gosnell, there appears to be a disconnect between what pro-choice people report and what health departments report when it comes to the inside of an abortion clinic.

As I have blogged before and William Saletan says best there is a,”sisterhood of silence” among pro-choice and reproductive rights abortion advocates.

After all, when the Beaumont Whole Woman’s abortion center was inspected what authorities found was abysmal.

WWH Beaumont abortion clinic 13 health violations

According to a state inspection report, Whole Woman’s failed to have some of the same life-saving tools on site that convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell was cited for in Pennsylvania.

The report says the facility failed to provide a safe environment for patients and staff. The suction machines which were used on patients had numerous rusty spots which, “had the likelihood to cause infection.”

WWH abortion clinic health violations Oct 2013

Read more here.

Andrea Grimes and WWH

Back to Grimes.. her observation that abortion clinics becoming more medical and sterile will affect a woman’s ‘s overall attitude toward abortion has some merit. After all, according to Grimes women who have to get abortions inside “surgical facilities” take the “risks” to abortion more serious, and I add maybe affecting profits…..

Grimes goes on to describe Whole Women’s newest abortion clinic as it complies with the new state laws, “now that they’re performing procedures in the ASC—a facility that Hagstrom Miller acquired so that she could provide legal abortion care after 16 weeks, as previously required by Texas law before the coming requirements of HB 2 would shift all legal abortion care into ASCs, regardless of the gestation of pregnancy—the word “anxiety” seems to come up more often, said Ferrigno.”

Anxiety should be something a woman about to undergo surgery experiences – she should ask about the risks and the dangers to herself.

As Ferrigno says in the Grimes piece, “But it does change the perception and the experience of the woman.” Being in a hospital-like room, said Ferrigno, has a kind of psychosomatic effect on some patients. They’ll ask staff questions, said Ferrigno, like, “‘Is it more dangerous now? Will there be more pain?’

Now, with abortion clinics closing as a new Texas law requires abortion clinics to have the same requirements as other surgical centers – the call for the safety of abortion (which we heard even before Roe. V. Wade was decided) has been diminished.

From the pro-choice perspective, it is no longer about safety as confirmed by the words of former abortion clinic owner and current executive director of the Abortion Care Network Charlotte Taft, “The safety of abortion is not the issue,” she said. “The difference is going to be the atmosphere of the place, how you feel, and what philosophy they’re coming from.”

NBC’s medical expert: make sure doctors have hospital admitting privileges

Posted in Hospital Admitting Privileges with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2014 by saynsumthn

The news has been a buzz about the hospitalization of actor/ comedian Joan Rivers. Apparently Ms Rivers was undergoing a simple surgery when she was taken to the hospital because she was not breathing.

Joan Rivers

In response, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News’ chief medical editor, discussed the risks of surgery, major or minor on The Today Show:

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:

CONTRADICTION:

Well…isn’t that interesting. Joan Rivers’ doctor having hospital admitting privileges may have saved her life but…when a woman has an abortion we are not to expect the same level of care?

As you know 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.” A direct result is that abortion clinics are closing in states like Texas because the clinics do not employ doctors who can take care of women if they have to be hospitalized.

In light of this controversy, lets re-read Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s warning, “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.

So, I have to wonder..why is it that the pro-abortion left believes that some women deserve protection from the risks of surgery and others do not? After all, after learning that a doctor having privileges at a local hospital may have saved Joan Rivers’ life, requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges doesn’t sound so extreme to me.