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  •  the only problem with that otherwise cool answer (1+ / 0-)
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    is that Mississippi culture attaches no stigma to working at a dialysis clinic, nursing home, hospice or x-ray provider.

    so doctors are free to offer themselves for admitting privileges for those jobs without fear for their lives or danger to their professional reputations

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 10:46:46 PM PDT

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    •  The question isn't whether they could (0+ / 0-)

      the question is whether they are required to by the state of Mississippi, as a condition for those facilities remaining open.

      Besides, if Mississippi culture is the issue, the doctor working at the abortion clinic has already taken on the stigma with or without admitting priviledges at a hospital. Its just that these domestic terrorists have discovered ordinary hospitals are easier targets than individual doctors who have determined to provide abortions.

       

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      by Orinoco on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 04:20:07 AM PDT

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      •  i hear you and i am in agreement with you Orinoco (1+ / 0-)
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        about your original basic point.

        My point is different.

        Suppose the law were changed to be more "neutral", requiring those facilities you mentioned to have doctors with admitting privileges also.

        Those facilities would have no problem getting as many doctors as they need, because there is no stigma or professional risk to working at those facilities.  such a law would not prevent those other facilities from doing business.  the hospitals would not band together to deliberately refuse admitting privileges to anyone working at those facilities.  that is the difference between those facilities and the abortion care facility.

        So it is not a solution to broaden the law to require those other facilities to use doctors with admitting privileges.

        But you and I are in perfect agreement with pointing out that the law cannot be justified by claiming public safety.  those other facilities probably have serious incidents requiring hospitalization much more than the abortion clinic does.

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        by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 09:34:24 AM PDT

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        •  Ok. I sort of thought that's what you meant (1+ / 0-)
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          It's really about people (probably doctors) serving on hospitals' admitting doctor review panels who are cowed or terrorized or in agreement with local forced birthers.

          So the real issue is that hospitals, in effect, discriminate on the basis of religion when deciding admitting priviledges (I am giving fundamentalist forced birthers the respect of calling them a religion rather than a hate group which supports domestic terrorism).

          While I understand that granting admitting priviledges is something like an employment process, perhaps some transparency and external review of that process would take some of the politics out of it, or at least make it more difficult for legislators to hide behind it.

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          by Orinoco on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 12:17:18 PM PDT

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