Late yesterday, U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia temporarily blocked the state of Kansas from enforcing new regulations created under the guise of “protecting women,” but in fact aimed at shutting clinics and medical offices providing abortion care.
In imposing new and medically unnecessary regulations on providers of abortion care, Kansas lawmakers claim they are just interested in “protecting the health of women.” Instead, what they are doing is ensuring more women face greater health risks.
Defunding Planned Parenthood as a provider of family planning. Of Medicaid. Of Title X. What does this do exactly?
See, because here’s the thing I don’t quite get. Even if those on the right ARE correct, which is a big IF, that there are other providers.
Then what you’ve accomplished is what?
The news from the state board of health certainly sounds ominous.
The three clinics in Kansas could all be shut down soon if they don’t comply with the new regulations created by the state. But what are those, exactly?
The state of Kansas is now down to two providers, and may soon have less.
The state uses TRAP laws to force clinics to shut the doors.
If only Bachmann and Paul’s rage over government intrusion on light bulbs and toilets extended to reproductive health clinics.
Hopefully Florida’s budget deficit isn’t too large — it looks like there will be a lot of litigation to pay for.
Funds meant for low income women needing reproductive health care will instead go to “full-service health clinics” and “pregnancy support and adoption counseling.”