Monday, June 25th, 2012
Planned Parenthood is mounting a campaign to combat state laws in Tennessee, Michigan, and Pennsylvania designed to protect the health of women.
At issue are controversial laws requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, which require providers to meet certain medical and professional standards.
Denise Burke, Vice President of Legal Affairs for Americans United for Life, pointed to evidence that suggests, “Women are receiving substandard care.”
“It is important to make sure that women receive safe, competent care on abortions,” she said.
Burke noted that 12 states require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. (Tennessee is set to become the 13th.) Twenty-eight states have “comprehensive regulations.”
Also reported at Red Alert Politics.Posted in categories: Blog, In The News.