Friday, December 13, 2013

Life Links 12/13/13

Indiana/Illinois abortionist Ulrich Klopfer will lose his "Physician Designee" in Fort Wayne after Klopfer failed to quickly report statutory rape and admitting he encourages victims of statutory rape to go to other states.  This means Klopfer may not be able to legally perform abortions in Fort Wayne in the new year.
The Allen County Patient Safety Ordinance requires that doctors who practice but don't live in the county to have a relationship with a local doctor who can legally practice in Allen County. State law requires abortion doctors to have local admitting privileges or have entered into an agreement with a physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital in case of an emergency.

Dr. Geoffrey Cly, OB/GYN, notified Dr. Ulrich Klopfer in a letter dated December 12 that he will no longer serve as the "back-up" physician for Klopfer effective December 31, 2013.
Big thanks to RHRealityCheck for posting the interview in which Klopfer admits he encourages victims of statutory rape to go out of state. 

The New York Times Magazine has an article on “The Heroic Commutes of Abortion Providers.”  It’s funny how some abortion advocates act like abortion isn’t a big money maker yet how else would these abortionists/clinics be able to afford such long commutes? 

Politico covers Michigan’s legislation to require abortion insurance coverage be purchased with an optional rider
Michigan became the 24th state to ban most abortions in its exchange plans when the state legislature passed a bill Wednesday afternoon by sizable margins.

The action follows an an unusual citizens’ petition drive that allows state lawmakers to resurrect a bill the governor had vetoed and vote it into law without his signature. The ban goes into effect 90 days from Friday.

Jessica Valenti has an interesting piece in which chides abortion advocates for calling the Michigan abortion insurance legislation "rape insurance."  She points out that focusing on the hard cases doesn't help (and actually undermines) the pro-choice movement's goal to win support for abortion in more typical situations.  
I understand why many in the pro-choice movement focus on the most extreme examples when we talk to the media; they are truly harrowing and serious issues. And we need public support—but not at the expense of our feminist values.
As Merritt Tierce, executive director of Texas Equal Access Fund, told me in an interview last month: “The lawsuits and the media coverage always focus on the most sympathetic cases, without acknowledging that while of course those cases absolutely deserve our sympathy, most women will not experience anything like what they see and hear in the media.”

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