Friday, August 01, 2014

Life Links 8/1/2014

Another Texas abortion clinic closes its doors.

A women's clinic in North Austin closed its doors Thursday because it can not comply with the House Bill 2 standard of an ambulatory surgical center, Whole Woman's Health said........
The Austin Whole Woman's Health Clinic had 10 employees and two doctors. Its license officially expired at the end of last month.

The company's CEO told KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman that renovations to create larger operating rooms, a sterile ventilation system and other changes could cost up to $2 million, and they didn't have the money to make the changes.

In Illinois a pregnant teenager and her boyfriend have been charged in the death of her mother.  The boyfriend claimed he killed the mother because she wanted his girlfriend to have an abortion.  

An Australian couple have abandoned a child they paid a surrogate to carry because the child has Down Syndrome.  When they learned about the child diagnosis (he also has a congenital heart defect), they asked the surrogate mother to have an abortion.

Mrs Pattharamon, who is married, said she became pregnant via IVF and four months later learnt that one of her children had Down's syndrome. Doctors told the Australian parents of the baby's condition, and they then said they wanted her to have an abortion.

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