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Why the sudden aggressive push on abortion laws?

Our latest God’s Revolution podcast episode tries to make sense out of the insane pro-abortion laws and comments that have been in the news recently. Do you wonder what exactly what is happening and why? How can state lawmakers can get away with legalizing infanticide — and what’s behind their enthusiasm?

Lori Parker of First Care Women’s Clinic in Marietta, Ga., and Jay Watts of Merely Human Ministries will crack open the mystery surrounding this sudden surge of aggression against the unborn, and they also will suggest practical ways you can join God’s grassroots revolution to rescue the most vulnerable members of our society from the enemy who seeks to steal, kill, and destroy.

Find the new episode by clicking here.

‘If it was wanted, it was a baby; if it wasn’t, it was a fetus’

CNSNews.com reports that retired Ob-Gyn Dr. Kathi Aultman told the 46th annual March for Life that “The only time I had any qualms about doing abortions was during my neonatal rotation where I was trying to save babies the same gestational age as those I was aborting.”

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Then she began to notice that unmarried women who kept their babies did well, in contrast to those who were dealing with the physical and psychological consequences of abortion, CNS reports.

“A woman cannot kill her child and remain unscathed,” Altman added. “There are millions of women in the United States who have had abortions. … They’re hurting and need your help and compassion. They need to know that God wants to heal and restore them. Thank you for protecting those who cannot protect themselves, those who wouldn’t have a chance to live if you did nothing.”

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One person’s humanity must never depend on how much others value them.

 

A different kind of back alley

Betsy Childs writes at The Gospel Coalition about a Birmingham, Alabama, abortion clinic where two women who had received substandard treatment were taken away in ambulances after being brought down the back stairs into the alley where a gurney waited beside the dumpster. An Alabama Department of Public Health investigation resulted in a shocking 76-page “report of deficiencies”:

new woman clinicJust this month, the governor of Alabama signed into law the Women’s Health and Safety Act. This new law requires that a physician must remain present at an abortion clinic until all of the patients are discharged.  It requires clinics to meet the same building code standards as an ambulatory surgical center. It requires that doctors who perform abortions in Alabama must have admitting privileges at a local hospital (something that Bruce E. Norman, the doctor present when the Vasopressin mistake was made, does not have).

A standard defense of Roe v. Wade is that women will have abortions whether they are legal or not. If they are legal, at least we can regulate them, the logic goes. But the same people who make this argument have protested the Women’s Health and Safety Act as a back-door effort to take away access to abortion. Planned Parenthood has gone on record as saying that the act (which, remember, requires doctors to remain present with their patients and admit them to the hospital when necessary) will not improve the health and safety of women. Clinic administrators argue that creating extra-wide doorways that can accommodate gurneys will place an undue financial burden on clinics, forcing them to close.

Sometime in early 2013, activity at the New Woman Clinic resumed. The clinic’s website advertising abortions had never been taken down. Someone was again answering the phone. And Dr. Norman was seen coming and going from the clinic.

On March 26, the Alabama Department of Health filed a civil complaint against the clinic, which, according to the complaint, continued to offer “abortion services to the public without a license.”

In response, the lawyer for Norman made an unexpected defense. Scott Morro told The Birmingham News that so long as Norman performs fewer than 30 abortions a month, the clinic doesn’t need a license. Brian Hale, deputy general counsel for the ADPH, said that the issue will have to be settled in court.

At the time of this writing, the website for the New Woman Clinic is still advertising abortions. Presumably, so long as the clinic owner can find a loophole in the law to keep from being regulated, they will continue. If there is another medication error, Bruce Norman or whoever else is minding the sedated patient will have to call an ambulance and take her out the back door and through the alley.

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