Friday, August 05, 2011

Life Links 8/5/11

The Durango Herald covered a protest at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Mercy is a Catholic hospital yet Planned Parenthood abortionist Richard Grossman is a member of their medical staff.
Grossman, who writes a monthly column for the Herald called “Population Matters!,” said he respects the group's right to demonstrate.

“I honor their beliefs,” he said, “I don't agree with them.”
And how exactly does he honor prolife beliefs?

It amazing what years of abortion advocacy can do. In 20 years, at least five women in Maryland have died from anesthesia-related issues during abortions yet now is the first time that abortion clinics will be regulated in the state.
Under procedures drafted by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the state would for the first time regulate clinics that perform surgical abortions, said spokeswoman Karen Black. Facilities that offer only abortion pills, and physician’s offices that perform occasional abortions would not be affected.

The department has no listing or data on abortion clinics because they have never been regulated, Black said.

This year, lawmakers in Virginia approved regulations for abortion clinics, and officials in Pennsylvania and Kansas took similar steps.

It is estimated that about 20 sites in Maryland perform surgical abortions. Five of the sites are in Montgomery County.

“We don’t know where the sites are unless we look in the Yellow Pages,” Black said.

Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocates are planning on suing to prevent North Carolina's informed consent law from taking effect.
Stam said he isn't surprised that certain groups are planning a lawsuit. "If you read abortion case law, half of them are Planned Parenthood suing over something," he said.

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