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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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