Abortion For All, By All
In California, it will soon be legal for Roto-Rooter to do abortions. That’s because the the company deals with plumbing, and abortion has to do with women’s plumbing. That’s the level of reasoning involved in the passage by the state Senate of a bill to allow non-physicians to do abortions:
Nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants could perform a type of early abortion under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, leaving the measure one step from the governor.
The measure by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, would let those medical professionals perform what are known as aspiration abortions during the first trimester. The method involves inserting a tube and using suction to terminate a pregnancy.
The Senate approved AB154 on a mostly party-line, 25-11 vote, sending it back to the Assembly for a final vote on amendments.
Expanding the list of professionals who can perform those types of abortions would help make them available in areas that have few doctors, said Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, who carried the measure in the Senate. She said about half of California counties lack abortion providers.
“All women deserve access to care in their local communities,” she said.
GIven that California already has the most liberal abortion laws in the country, as well as the most abortion clinics, suggesting that any female Californians don’t have access to abortion is patently dishonest. The idea that it should be available as conveniently as their access to aspirin is morally vacuous. And the claim that this is a matter of “women’s health” is ludicrous. No matter what method is used, abortion is a form of surgery. Who will be allowed to do it next? Podiatrists? Chiropractors? How about if the receptionists in OB-GYN office be permitted to do abortions? Or the doctor’s tax attorney?
At this point, Roto-Rooter makes just as much sense.
(Via Hot Air.)
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