Have you ever read a news report about Kansas traditional surgery centers –or veterinarian offices, or manicuring salons– resisting legislative proposals that would guarantee facility safety and cleanliness?
NO, of course not. Those professions are already highly-regulated and inspected and the public would wonder why safety in those places could possibly be up for debate.
Not so for abortion clinics.
As an example, days ago,the Associated Press wrote that pro-lifers are pushing “Proposals… [to] make it harder for abortion clinics to get licensed.”
But what does that quote mean, when all Kansas abortion clinics (except Planned Parenthood, as we have explained in the past) are doctor offices that do not have any facility licenses?
In Kansas, any doctor of any training can decide to start doing abortions at anytime for any price.
However, this consumer angle escapes the AP writer. She portrays the licensure bill in the way abortionists do– as a threat; but professional licensing is not a harassment, it is an expected protocol.
AP also did not remind readers that the KFL-supported abortion clinic licensing bills that Gov. Sebelius vetoed in 2003 & 2005 were composed of the written standards promulgated by the National Abortion Federation (NAF)!
If it is “HARD” for an abortion facility to achieve the MINIMUM safety and sanitation standards of the abortion industry’s own advocacy group, the business has some nerve complaining!
When the 1973 U.S.Supreme Court ‘Roe’ ruling created a right to abortion, it did not create a right for abortionists to operate without state regulations in filthy facilities without emergency equipment or competent, trained assistants.
And, whereas, women will not hesitate to complain and spread the word about substandard medical care, they will not readily do so when it comes to abortion clinic conditions, as such a complaint might reveal their abortions.
It took an angry whistle-blower clinic staffer to eventually deliver the evidence about the nearly unbelievable condition of a Kansas City abortion mill. Even then, the state Healing Arts Board declined to investigate.
When KFL exposed the 2005 printed state deficiency report filed against the Overland Park Planned Parenthood clinic, the media just printed the clinic president’s denial and let it drop.
The only tough undercover abortion clinic reporting comes from the pro-life student group, LiveAction films.
The mainstream media is tired of the pro-life battle, and, when forced to cover the issue, treat it largely as an academic exercise. The loss of life, victimization and political corruption that support abortion have been reduced to a few handy sound bytes that nearly always favor the abortion ‘rights’ phraseology.
That’s why the news that Kansas lawmakers in 2011 will revisit clinic regulation is NOT heralded as protective legislation for women.