Law Puts Louisiana Abortionists on the Ropes

Abortion clinics in Louisiana filed an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court on Friday after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a state law regulating them could be enforced even while a legal case is still being argued.

The law would require any doctor performing abortions in Louisiana to have hospital admitting privileges, and as a result would leave only one clinic in the state performing abortions.

Pro-abortionists — which is what you really are if you call yourself “pro-choice” — like to say that they want abortion legal, safe and rare. Like many things Progressives say, they don’t mean it.

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The Louisiana law would fulfill all three of those demands by increasing patient safety and decreasing the number of abortions in the state.

What pro-abortionists actually want is to make abortions available everywhere at any time because that would maximize their market, and there are millions of dollars to be made.

That’s true even for “nonprofit” clinics because nonprofit just means your budget shows a zero balance at the end of the year. Everybody in the food chain still makes their money.

According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is representing the abortionists, clinics in Baton Rouge and Bossier City have already had to stop providing abortions, and a clinic in Shreveport will have to stop soon following Wednesday’s ruling by the court of appeals.

Break out the violins.

One of the shadier among many shady practices of the abortion industry is the performance of abortions by doctors without admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Abortions are a type of surgery, and it’s not difficult for a surgeon to slip up, in which case he may need emergency access to a hospital’s more advanced facilities. Putting aside all rhetoric about abortions, it’s simply a patient safety issue and a wise precaution.

The Louisiana law doesn’t prevent abortion or take away anyone’s rights to obtain one. It will make it a little more difficult for some people to get one, but that’s a good thing.

Taking a human life should be difficult, and since there is no due process for an innocent child who didn’t ask to be conceived, it’s not unreasonable to at least require a woman to think about what she’s about to do while taking a long car or bus ride to the clinic.

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