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How one abortion owner plans to turn lemons into lemon aid by using suction machines as show and tell

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion Regret, Abortion Stigma, Abortion Worker with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2015 by saynsumthn

REPUBLISHED FROM LIFE DYNAMICS BLOG

A Texas abortion owner wants to use the abortion suction machines at her closed facility for “show and tell” to reduce what she calls “abortion stigma.”

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Texas has been the site where several abortion clinics have closed because they could not comply with state law that requires abortion facilities comply with the minimum health and safety standards adopted by the State for ambulatory surgical centers, and that abortionists have admitting privileges in a local hospital near an abortion clinic.

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The radical pro-abortion blog, RH Reality Check spoke to Amy Hagstrom Miller who operates several abortion clinics in Texas under the name Whole Woman’s Health.

Now that pro-life legislation is closing many abortion facilities in the state, Hagstrom Miller has come up with a new scheme to remain “relevant” and “shift abortion stigma,” a program she calls SHIFT.

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Shift, according to Hagstrom Miller, is a group “working to strategically shift the stigma around abortion in our culture,” and “committed to fostering open and honest conversations, lifting up all communities, and advocating for reproductive freedom.

To accomplish this goal, the abortion owner has created a non profit she will operate from her now closed Austin facility called, ChoiceWorks, which she describes as “working to strategically shift the stigma around abortion in our culture.”

Amy Hagstrom Miller see fetus abortion

The idea is to use the closed death camp as a “kind of an Abortion University” where Hagstrom Miller will teach an “Abortion 101” workshop.

Maybe the clinic owner will use her Beaumont center in this “Abortion University” workshop of sorts as well.

A 2013, state inspectors found that Whole Woman’s Health Beamont clinic failed to have some of the same life-saving tools on site that convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell was cited for in Pennsylvania.

Hagstrom Miller told RH Reality Check that she always fantasize about what it would look like if abortion care were treated as, “legitimate in women’s health care, just like miscarriage management or delivery?”

    Some of our programs are inviting people to come into the clinic—this, where we’re talking, is one of those clinics. We have a safe space where we kind of re-enact a day in the life of a clinic for not just the media, but our allies. We’ll walk through, literally from the phone call all the way through the paperwork, ultrasound, and counseling, so people can see how regulations actually affect the service, experientially. But then we could also have this interaction where people can, in a safe place, say, “But what is that you’re seeing in the ultrasound? What happens in the ultrasound? Can I see the instruments?” And they’ll say things like, “Oh my goodness, there aren’t any sharp instruments,” or “Can I see the fetal tissue?” or whatever. A safe place where we can do education about what actually happens.”

Pro-lifers have been educating the public on what an abortion looks like for years.

These images are easily accessed at Life Dynamics website www.100abortionpictures.com.

ABORTION IS GOOD?

Good Women Have Abortions

The abortion chain operator told the pro-choice blog that she wants society to think of abortion as good.

Nobody’s talking about abortion as though it’s a good in our society, or as though good women would have an abortion. I had this banner outside Whole Woman’s Health for years that said, “Good women have abortions.” People flipped out,” Hagstrom Miller said.

Killing babies is good in our society?

Did we mention www.100abortionpictures.com?

Abortion Autopsy Photo SafeandLegal S&LInside-true-face

How about www.safeandlegal.com where Life Dynamics lists the names of the women killed from legal abortion?

Or….www.childpredators.com which documents how pedophiles use abortion to cover child sexual abuse?

What about the many women who regret their abortions?

Hagstrom Miller said that her new abortion adventure is her way of “turning lemons into lemonade.”

Amy Hagstrom Miller abortion suction machine show tell

I have, as it turns out, a bunch of suction machines I don’t know what to do with. So if they can become used for show and tell? Awesome,” she stated.

You cannot make this stuff up.

As Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics has said many times, the pro-choice mindset comes from mental illness.

Listen to him explain this on a recent Life Talk TV show.

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Despite the fact that one of Amy Hagstrom Miller’s own abortion facilities has been cited for safety violations, Hagstroim Miller said this:

    “The bad provider thing is rough. How can we talk about that? Whenever I see the word “access,” I don’t want access to abortion, I want access to quality abortion. I host little debates within the field: Is any abortion a good abortion? I don’t think so. I want us to have those ethical debates.”

The Texas abortion chain owner does subscribe to the ideology that women who have abortions need to talk about them:

    “People say, “People just need to tell their abortion stories,” and I’m like, no they fucking don’t. I mean, I love when they do. But we can’t make shifting the movement that person’s burden. That’s not her fucking job. She doesn’t owe that to us. So I get super animated about this, “Oh we just need to have more patients tell their stories,” you know? No we don’t! We have providers that don’t talk about what they do.”

But she added that she wants men to talk about how abortion benefits them,”Because I want a frame where we can talk about how men benefit from abortion.”

She concluded by stating all the things she believed abortion providers were afriad to be asked about:

    “So that we don’t leave what my friend Charlotte Taft calls the “crumbs at the picnic.” We have a picnic and we don’t clean up and anti-choicers grab every little crumb. Abortion, money! Ooh, “late-term” abortion! Fetal pain! Oh, sex-selection! I could make a list of all the things that all of us are terrified of being asked about. That’s totally by design.”

NARAL tweets: Abortion is fundamentally about “Parenting” i.e. Killing is parenting?

Posted in License to breed, NARAL, RH Reality Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2015 by saynsumthn

Naral Pro-choice America is tweeting, “Being pro-choice *is* fundamentally about *parenting!

NARAL Prochoice parenting

The NARAL Tweet takes you to RH Reality Blog’s tumblr page where they posted this:

RH Reality prochoice parenting

They think that because Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL has announced that she was pregnant with twins, that it is, “confounding anti-choice activists.”

NARAL Pregnant twins

Well not really.

See, we have always known that the babies the abortion lobby wants killed are NOT their own.

In their warped elitist world – they are the ones “deserving” to have children.

After all wasn’t it Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger and other eugenics leaders that she followed, who suggested the government enact a “License to breed?”

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In fact, as late as 1970, former Planned Parenthood president Alan Guttmacher called the idea of a limitation of families to only 2 children in America “desirable.” (read about that here)

He endorsed the concept of limiting births by force.

As early as 1966 , in an article in Medical World News Reports, Guttmacher lauded the possibility that coercion will be used to control population, “Each country will have to decide its own form of coercion,” he wrote, “and determine when and how it should be employed. At present the available means are compulsory sterilization and compulsory abortion. Perhaps some day a way of enforcing compulsory birth control will be feasible.

Later, Guttmacher figured out that society would frown on the idea, so he endorsed a plan that he says would work, ABORTION, “If we could get the abortion law liberalized, most of the 750,000 unwanted pregnancies would not lead to babies…”he stated.

LICENSE TO BREED

Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger once wrote that no one should have the right to bear a child and no permit for children shall give a couple the right the have more than one birth, requiring parents to obtain a “license to breed.”

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In her “A License for Mothers to Have Babies” with the subtitle, “A code to stop the overproduction of children.” Sanger writes:

A marriage license shall in itself give husband and wife only the right to a common household and not the right to parenthood.

Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit for parenthood.

Article 5. Permits for parenthood shall be issued upon application by city, county, or State authorities to married couples , providing the parents are financially able to support the expected child, have the qualifications needed for proper rearing of the child, have no transmissible diseases, and on the woman’s part, no medical indication that maternity is likely to result in death or permanent injury to health.

Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.

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The idea of Forced Population Control is not a new concept as I detail here but was opposed by society generally.

In 1970, Guttmacher said it was inadvisable for Planned Parenthood to go public with their ideas to “limit births” because it would essentially cause a public relations backlash among Americans and especially minorities who see this language as genocide and eugenics. Planned Parenthood was knee deep in Eugenics and Guttmacher knew the sensitivity of how the minority black community felt about population control which we have documented before (here) and here.

So, in conclusion, NARAL prez having babies is not a surprise.

What is a shock is that somehow being for the “choice” to kill your baby at any time prior to birth and for any reason under the sun makes you a “good parent.”

That- is ridiculous!

86 the coat hanger suggests abortion advocate

Posted in Coat Hanger Abortion Spin, Illegal abortion, RH Reality Blog with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2015 by saynsumthn

Cynthia R. Greenlee over at the RH Reality blog, a venue for radically pro-abortion ideology, thinks the abortion rights movement needs to move beyond the iconic coat hanger symbol.

The young activist for the legalization of child killing in the womb asks, “Beyond the Coat Hanger: What’s Next for Abortion Rights Iconography?”

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“Since the invention and consumerization of the ultrasound, the fetus has taken center stage…” Greenlee writes of pro-lifers.

Abortion rights activists may have a harder job in creating a symbolic language. How do you convey the state of abortion access—legal but increasingly restricted—visually?” she states.

Greenlee seems rather concerned that the only symbol the abortion rights crowd uses consistently is the coat hanger, noting that younger activists do not have the same emotion toward that symbol.

As much I hate to admit it, the coat hanger doesn’t resonate with me or many other people my age or younger,” she says.

Coat Hanger images

For many in the reproductive rights movement, the coat hanger is more than a commonplace closet item. Activists use it to memorialize those girls and women who turned to unsafe abortions out of desperation when abortion was illegal. It transforms into shorthand for “Never again.”

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“Although the symbol resurfaces throughout the year, it becomes a frequent sight around the January anniversary of Roe v. Wade. As I saw coat hanger references earlier this year, I felt an odd dissonance. I knew what I was supposed to feel: outrage, sadness, and a renewed commitment to reproductive justice. Instead, though, I only felt unmoved and then unnerved. For me, and many others born after Roe, the fixation on coat hangers as the prevailing iconography of the reproductive rights movement excludes the possibility of alternatives that are more relevant to current struggles.”

Greenlee correctly points out that not all illegal abortions were unsafe,”as durable as the images of the coat hanger or dangerous back-alley procedure may be, not all illegal abortions were unsafe; many were performed by trained clinicians working outside the law,” she states.

CDC Illegal ABortion Deaths

Although the abortion lobby wants people to believe that illegal abortion killed millions of women, they do not have the stats to back up their claims. In fact, in the year prior to Roe a very small number of women died from illegal abortion.

Despite all their rhetoric, it is becoming more and more difficult to convince the American public that abortion is safe, when women are dropping dead from legal abortions.

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The truth is that abortion pushers can’t 86 the coat hanger, because, as much as it was the tool they used to con the public into accepting abortion prior to Roe – it has remained a tool to keep abortion legal.

TN Death List

There is a growing list of women who are lying dead after believing the lie that legalizing abortion made it safe. The names of these pro-choice dead women haunt abortion supporters who refuse to acknowledge their tragic end.

Despite the fact that women are bleeding to death from legal abortion inside Planned Parenthood or are abused and butchered at the neighborhood abortion clinic with no emergency carts available Greenlee and her crowd are doomed to the coat hanger symbol as a diversion to the bloodshed that goes on today.

Did the pot just call the kettle black?

Posted in Pro-choice Hypocrisy with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2015 by saynsumthn

Getting your facts messed up is a bad thing- but- when you point out someone’s mistakes- make sure you are not doing the same thing yourself:

For context- I give you this tweet by the pro-abortion RH Reality blog.

BACKSTORY:

Dr. Julie Madsen was testifying in opposition to an Idaho bill, which would prevent doctors from prescribing abortion medication via telemedicine.

Dr. Madsen said at the hearing that she’d had some colonoscopy patients swallow small devices to let doctors examine their colons.

Then Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, who supported the bill asked, “Can this same procedure then be done in a pregnancy? Swallowing a camera and helping the doctor determine what the situation is?”

Dr. Julie Madsen replied that would be anatomically impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina.

Rep. Barbieri replied, “fascinating.”

After his statements went viral, Rep. Barbieri, told KTVB he wasn’t being serious when he asked a doctor whether a woman could swallow a small camera for a gynecological exam.

Vito Barbieri clarified his statement, “So all I was doing was asking a rhetorical question, and I probably should have had a little bit more sarcastic or rhetorical tone to my inflection, but I was merely trying to illicit the response that I got, which is they’re not comparable, obviously,” he said. “You’re not going to take a tablet to determine the condition of the woman’s pregnancy.

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Following the statements the pro-abortion RH Reality wrote this , The Stomach’s Not Connected to the Uterus—But Some Kids (and Lawmakers) Might Really Think It Is which said, “And on Monday, Idaho lawmaker Vito Barbieri appeared during a hearing to not know whether the uterus is connected to the stomach—a question he brought up while attempting to restrict reproductive rights in his home state.”

Tweeting (displayed in the image above), “What happens when people who never had sex education start making reproductive health laws?

Okay – I will admit that his question was rather ignorant and no doubt with that type of fodder the abortion movement will pounce.

But, it would appear that the abortion industry and their advocates can mock others while denying basic biology themselves, without scrutiny.

Abortion advocates who love to lecture others about errors deny #1) the humanity of the unborn child #2) that the child is a separate person from the woman

To which I replied: “What happens when ppl who don’t understand basic biology make #abortion laws? Baby = separate person.”

Ban then Force! The Abortion Election Strategy for 2016

Posted in NARAL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2014 by saynsumthn

Voters rejected nearly all of NARAL and Planned Parenthood’s political pro-choice candidates in the November 2014 elections and now abortion supporters begin to analyse.

2014 Election Red

Writing for RH Reality Blog, NARAL president, Ilyse Hogue, summarized the election results, “Pro-choice Democrats not only lost control of the Senate and lost ground in the House of Representatives; anti-choice GOP politicians won most of the hotly contested governor races and flipped several state houses.”

She continues, “As we sift through the debris from Tuesday night, we can cue the predictable hand-wringing and existential angst about why people vote against their own “self-interests.” But a deeper dive into the data indicates—at least on questions of reproductive freedom—that the picture is more complicated.”

No! It is quite simple: Abortion kills a baby and America has rejected this!

NARAL Prez Supports

Hogue then proceeds to lay out a program for gaining ground in future elections.

Hogue writes “Laying out this case is about more than soothing our bruises after a bad night. Understanding these dynamics is critical for us as advocates to leverage this often invisible advantage.”

Hogue has published her suggestions, five in total, which I affectionately label the The 5-step-program for abortion losers.

Number one according to the NARAL president: banning the term “social issues.”

NARAL five steps election

“Banning” seems to be an interesting use of verbiage from a group calling themselves “Pro-choice America” but I digress.

naral logo 2008 election

Hogue explains, “Ban the term “social issue” from our vocabulary: I’m not sure if there’s any such thing as a social issue, but I can tell you reproductive freedom and justice do not qualify. Sovereignty over one’s body and one’s life is an issue of fundamental freedoms and human rights. And let’s aggressively state the truth the candidates are hoping to avoid: There’s no such thing as economic security for women who do not have full access to reproductive freedom, and there’s no such this as reproductive freedom without economic security. Anti-choice politicians routinely vote to restrict abortion and contraception while also working to defeat common-sense measures that support parents in this country: equal pay, parental leave, and robust anti-pregnancy discrimination laws.”

At the same time abortion advocates are doing the whole BANNING thing – Hogue suggests they, “force the question in more races and in legislatures.”

What question? I thought we banned “social issues?” I am confused…..

Maybe Hogue can clear this up. From the article, “Force the question in more races and in legislatures: Anti-choice candidates and officials love it when we’re silent. They want nothing more than to fly under the radar on these issues. We need to be there all the time asking them where they stand on abortion access, why they think they know better than women and families about what’s best for us, and why they think it’s American to legislate their own morality on the rest of us. Those are tough questions to answer, which is why they would prefer not to. We need to force them to take tough votes on measures that don’t just protect our right to choose, but expand it.

Well…okay then…I get it.

Ban then force.

And there it is in a nutshell – the entire abortion strategy for 2016 !

Media rushes to say Abortion Doc who’s last License was revoked was “Vilified”

Posted in Abortionist, Abortionist loses medical license, Abortionist Medical Board, Brigham, Media Bias, RH Reality Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2014 by saynsumthn

What happens when both pro-life and pro-choice groups are calling for authorities to investigate an abortion doctor and the media does not get the memo?

The media’s pro-abortion bias shows thru- that’s what !!!

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When the notorious abortion doctor, Steven Brigham’s last medical license was revoked this week, the media, in their all-to-swift attempt to defend all things abortion labeled Brigham a “vilified doctor.”

The headline originated with the AP who tweeted the original story: Vilified abortion doctor’s last license pulled:

AP Villified Brigham

The AP Story quickly spread online to other media outlets. But as the day progressed, the media must have realized their error in labeling an abortionist whose horrific conduct was exposed by pro-lifers and allegedly by reproductive rights people a “vilified” doctor- they quickly changed their tune:

Here is a cached version from one news outlet which already changed their headline:

Villified Brigham abortion cached

Did the AP even know that the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners had noted that Brigham betrayed the trust of the women he exploited?

Apparently, at the time of their original release, calling the abortionist vilified, the AP was unaware that pro-choice groups had “vilified” Brigham for years with abortion blogs like RH Reality Blog calling him “Rogue.” ( Of course, I dismantle the fact that Brigham was Rogue, as they suggest here, if you care to read it.)

RH Reality ROGUE Abortionist

In the article I mention above, written by Sharona Coutts, RH Realty Blog’s Director of Investigations and Research calls Brigham an abortionist with a checkered history, “The claim is the latest in a slew of allegations leveled against Dr. Steven C. Brigham, whose checkered history of harming patients and flouting laws has led several states to suspend or revoke his medical license,” she writes.

RH Reality Rogue Brigham abortion July 2013

There, she links to another article she penned in 2013, entitled, For Decades, Authorities Let Rogue Abortion Provider Harm Women, Despite Pleas From Legitimate Doctors, where she attempts to convince her readers that Brigham was so dangerous that even the abortion community called for investigations.

She writes, “In numerous complaints, emails and phone calls over a period of more than two decades, legitimate abortion providers from New Jersey and neighboring states alerted authorities to Brigham’s dangerous conduct, furnishing warnings they say went largely unheeded. Doctors provided copies of many of these complaints, as well as extensive logs of their calls, to RH Reality Check.

“An investigation by RH Reality Check shows that New Jersey officials responsible for overseeing healthcare in that state could have prevented injuries to this and subsequent patients, had they acted on warnings about Brigham that predicted this exact scenario.

“If they had listened right in the beginning and taken appropriate action, I think these harms would have been prevented,” Jen Boulanger, a clinic administrator who has spent years amassing complaints about Brigham and his associates, told RH Reality Check. “I think state agencies were afraid of raising eyebrows about abortion, but they just should have handled it like they do any other field of medicine.”

Teddy Wilson, another author from the radically pro-abortion blog, uses the same “Rogue” terminology when he describes Brigham as having, “a troubling past, and has been under investigation by state authorities for medical practices that have pushed the boundaries of ethics and the law.”

In the August 2014, article, Wilson goes on to describe Brigham’s abysmal record, “In August 2010, an 18-year-old patient was left with major internal injuries after what was supposed to have been a routine surgical abortion performed by a Brigham-affiliated clinic. The doctor who performed the emergency surgery on her at a Baltimore hospital contacted the authorities, leading to a raid of the clinic by law enforcement, who found fetal remains in freezers.

“Brigham’s medical privileges were suspended in 2010 when the Board of Medical Examiners found that “his continued practice presents a clear and imminent danger.”

In November 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Bureau of Facility Licensure and Certification issued an order against Philadelphia reproductive health clinic Integrity Family Health for failing to disclose an affiliation with American Women’s Services.

“The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that in the 86-page decision, Administrative Law Judge Jeff Masin wrote that Brigham’s “past conduct is troubling.”

So, I suspect, that after the media was wholly embarrassed by their attempt to make Brigham a victim, they revised their headlines to this: Abortion doctor has final medical license revoked

AP revised Brigham Headline

And the AP may have sent out a memo, because several other media outlets republishing the AP story have also changed their titles removing the word “Vilified” !

The Minneapolis Star Tribune went from this:
Villified Doctor

To this:

MN Star Tribune Brigham

The Stamford Advocate did the same:

Stamford Advocate Brigham

That trend continued, although the cached versions of some of these do not exist, the link takes you to articles with a different headline:
Vilified Brigham Google

And, some have not received the memo to eliminate the term “Vilified” yet:

Asbury Park Press Vilified Brigham

What is the take-away from all this? Well, in my humble opinion, this more than proves that when it comes to abortion and the safety of women, the pro-abortion media already has their tagline – don’t blame the abortion industry- Blame pro-life people – end of story.

Only, in this case, they made fools of themselves doing it!

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?”

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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.”

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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.”