Thursday, August 29, 2013

Abortions by Non-physicians per Calif. Legislation

As fewer doctors want to be abortionists, a crisis looms in California -- a land packed with liberals who typically kill more babies than they birth.  The state legislature overwhelmingly passed bills to allow nurses, and others who fall short of being actual medical doctors, as abortionists.
"Californians have always liked to think of ourselves differently."
-- Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
For background elsewhere in America, read Abortion Clinics Close in Most States Since 2010 and also read Pro-lifers Prevail: More Abortion Restriction Laws as well as Satanists For Abortion Shout Down Texas Christians

In addition, read Florida Law Protects Infants that Obama Would NOT

-- From "California bill would let non-physicians perform abortions" by Josh Richman, San Jose Mercury News 8/27/13

Gov. Jerry Brown soon will decide whether to sign AB154 by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, which would let nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants with special training perform the most common kind of first-trimester abortion. The Assembly passed the bill on a 50-25 vote in May, and the state Senate passed it Monday on a 25-11 vote, with most Democrats and no Republicans for it.

The Assembly must vote on some Senate amendments before the bill reaches the governor's desk, and Brown won't comment on bills that haven't reached his desk yet. Though he was raised Catholic and even spent time in a Jesuit seminary, he described himself in 2010 as "an uncompromising champion of a woman's right to choose."

The bill's supporters say there aren't enough doctors now providing abortions.

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From "California Bill Would Let Nurses Perform Abortions During First Trimester" by Kathleen Miles, Huffington Post 8/28/13

The bill would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants to be trained to perform first-trimester "manual vacuum aspiration abortions." An aspiration abortion involves inserting into the uterus a small tube attached to a pump that vacuums out fetal tissue.

Non-physicians are allowed to perform aspiration abortions in four states: Montana, Oregon, New Hampshire and Vermont.

The bill is supported by the California Medical Association and the American Nurses Association. It is sponsored by the California Women’s Health Alliance, which includes Planned Parenthood, California Church IMPACT, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice and Black Women for Wellness.

Patty Bellasalma, president of the California National Organization of Women, said the bill will improve health care access and jobs for women.

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From "California Senate Approves Bill Allowing Nurses to Do Abortions" by Steven Ertelt, 8/27/13

[Calif. state] Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, said legalized abortion was supposed to end the days when women’s lives were put at risk. Yet he said Atkins’ bill would allow the procedures by providers who have less training and in clinics without sufficient backup if there are complications.

Bill May of Catholics for the Common Good says the bill was approved even though polling data shows California residents oppose allowing nurses to do abortions.

“California has the most abortions in the nation and the highest rate per capita. But that is not good enough for the abortion business,” says California Right to Life.

The group is also opposing Assembly Bill 980, which it says will remove the current requirements that abortion be done in a medically surgical and antiseptic setting, but allow them to be done in facilities like the ‘walk-in’ counseling rooms now so popular in drug stores and pharmacies. None of the medical safety or even plumbing of current abortion centers will be required.

“If these bills pass, there will be higher medical standards for animal abortions; yes, veterinarians must provide better safety and cleanliness standards than Planned Parenthood is proposing,” it says.

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From "California Bill Would Let Nurses Perform Abortions" by Napp Nazworth, Christian Post Reporter 8/27/13

Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, a pro-life advocacy organization, argued in a statement that a desire for greater access to abortion does not justify allowing nurses to perform the procedure.

"Do you let a butcher build your house because you 'deserve access to' a carpenter?" she said. "Do you let a nurse do your bypass surgery because you 'deserve access to' a cardiologist? Nowhere else does 'we really need it, therefore let unqualified people do it' make sense – and the mentality doesn't make sense here, either. In fact, it's downright dangerous.

"In the wake of Kermit Gosnell, in whose abortion facility a woman died from an untrained staff member's mistake, it's unthinkable for lawmakers in California to push a law like this. How many more times will my home state carry water for this unregulated industry which makes its money off of the vulnerable moments of women and by murdering pre-born children?"

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Also read New York City Liberals Choose Abortion NOT Procreation