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  •  I am confused. You wrote: (2+ / 0-)
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    The real problem with Reddix was that he had "admitting privileges" at a local hospital. The legislature last year passed a law that requires abortion clinics to hire only those physicians with hospital admitting privileges, a medically unnecessary practice, as a means by which to close the state's last remaining abortion clinic.
    If he had admitting privileges what's the problem? You write that he had them at a local hospital and that the law passed last year requires m.d.s to have those privileges for work at an abortion clinic.

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    by hester on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 06:50:40 AM PDT

    •  So therefore he must be prevented from (9+ / 0-)

      being associated with the state health board. It's a punishment for helping to keep the clinic open.

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 06:57:22 AM PDT

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    •  i can explain (9+ / 0-)

      in 2012 Mississippi passed a law that Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, had to have physicians on staff with hospital admitting privileges.

      It was difficult (if not impossible) for out of state OB-GYNs to get admitting privileges at Mississippi hospitals.  And some of the hospitals banded together to refuse admitting privileges to anyone they knew was going to be affiliated with the clinic.

      Reddix already had admitting privileges at two local hospitals, so he offered to fulfill this role for Jackson Women's Health Organization.

      So technically he is on the staff of JWHO, even though he is not paid for this role and does not do abortions at the clinic.  He was basically added to the official staff just to fulfill the stupid new law, and for the (very rare) occasions a woman developed complications requiring admission to a hospital.

      Now they are using his "affiliation" with JWHO to paint him with an abortionist brush and remove him from the Board of Health.  He was serving while awaiting confirmation and they removed him from the confirmation list which made him lose his seat.

      The forced birther nuts are just punishing Reddix for helping JWHO get around the 2012 rule.

      I don't know if race is an issue, but this is Mississippi we are talking about.   Still, they probably would punish any doctor who helps the clinic stay open.

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      by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 07:22:21 AM PDT

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    •  He is a marked man. Now it's official (3+ / 0-)
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      You only need admitting privileges if you are going to be available for to possibly perform an abortion.

      All these extra registrations and regulations--are how these numbskulls force doctors to out themselves. Making them potential targets of extremists, as well as setting them up for institutional retaliation.

    •  He's not on the staff of the clinic. The law... (6+ / 0-)

      ...requires that all doctors on the staff have admitting privileges. What Reddix showed by his very presence in the picture is that this is unnecessary. Having him on the board was viewed as an embarassment and an effront to the dimwits who passed that law and signed it.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 09:41:14 AM PDT

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