Apparently, not providing tax dollars for abortions is what allows clinics like Gosnell's to thrive. It's not pro-choice governors concerned that inspecting clinics would lead to less access, it's not an array of lazy, apathetic government bureaucrats.
Nope, it's a lack of free abortions.
Amanda's evidence for this.....well.... let's just say evidence isn't Marcotte's strong suit. I guess this is the closest thing to a case she makes:
Considering that Pennsylvania is one of the least welcoming states for women and their reproductive health, it’s actually pretty unsurprising that a dirty operator would set up shop there. There is, after all, a huge customer base of women who have so many legal and financial obstacles in their way to getting an abortion that they’re desperate enough to go to him.
If this is the case, then you'd think states which don't have a lot of prolife laws and allow tax dollars to pay for abortions would be completely free of Gosnell-type abortionists? Right?
The problem with this is that Steven Brigham, a Gosnell-type abortionist, operated for years in New Jersey and Maryland until he recently got busted after botching a late-term abortion. Brigham, like Gosnell, frequently would perform abortions on post-viable children.
Both states allow tax dollars to pay for abortions.
New Jersey recently got an A- from NARAL while Maryland got an A.
Interestingly, I was unable to find a single Marcotte commentary on Steven Brigham and how his actions were the fault of "anti-choice irresponsibility."