Guess which party Senator Donna Campbell belongs to? Hint? She is in Texas.
Well she is in favour of Senate Bill 537 which would force all State Abortion Clinics to comply with regulations involving surgical centres by providing a surgeon on premises to deal with complications of abortion.
“After a colonoscopy on a man, he comes in bleeding in the emergency room from the rectum and we’ve got a surgeon on call,” Campbell says. “But we don’t have somebody on call for a lady who is hemorrhaging in the uterus from a procedure that was done at a facility that was held at less standards. So I applaud this bill. I jumped on this bill as a physician and as a woman.”
While to most readers the comparison of the two procedures may sound weird or even valid. After all it’s a plan to increase the safety of abortions.
Well… It’s a plan that’s worked before. By setting an unreasonable standard of care you can force the closure of clinics. This bill is designed to close and reduce the availability of abortions. It would be like suggesting that Kindergartens possess a full paramedic team and A&E room on site to care for children’s injuries. The fact of the matter is that abortion clinic Obs/Gynaes rarely have ER admission privileges because for that you require working in a hospital’s A&E. Don’t worry, dermatology clinics don’t have them either.
It’s designed to ban abortion via the back door.
A colonoscopy is not an abortion, the two procedures aren’t the same.
And if you haven’t guessed the good Senator’s party affiliation? It’s Republican.