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Published On: Fri, Mar 7th, 2014

Two more abortion providers close, unable to get admission privileges for emergency care

Two Texas abortion providers said they will shut down this week, saying their doctors were unable to get admitting privileges to nearby hospitals as required under new bill enacted by the state last year.

Whole Women’s Health will close two of its five clinics in the state, shutting facilities in McAllen and Beaumont because they cannot meet the new regulations, including one that a physician have admitting privileges at an appropriately equipped hospital within 30 miles.

The Texas bill requires protections for women’s health, focusing on nearby emergency care. Noting this requirement as the cause, Texas will go from 32 to 19 providers in the state according to new reports.

Women’s rights groups have complained that they were designed to put abortion clinics out of business and have already succeeded in eliminating a third of them.

These groups complain that women in parts of Texas now must drive for hours to reach a clinic.

“After serving women in these communities for over 10 years, Texas politicians have forced us to shut our doors,” Whole Women’s Health said in a statement.

Admitting privileges allow doctors to admit patients to a hospital for treatment. The privileges are usually given to doctors who are on staff at the hospital.

The Texas Hospital Association, which represents more the 400 hospitals, called the restrictions burdensome and unnecessary because women experiencing abortion complications can go to a hospital emergency room and be treated.

Opponents argue that, given that Texas has vast areas with sparse population, the admitting privileges requirement places an unjust burden on clinics and punishes people in rural parts of the state where medical care can be scarce.

Backers of the regulations argue the measures put in place necessary safeguards aimed to improving public health.

“We are pleased that women will never again receive substandard care from either of these abortion facilities,” Joe Pojman, director of the anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life, said of the closures.

Texas made headlines with their abortion bill. Here a pro-abortion supporter mocks Christians singing 'Amazing Grace' in the Texas State Capitol building as her colleagues chant 'Hail Satan'. screenshot acahnman.blogspot.com

Texas made headlines with their abortion bill. Here a pro-abortion supporter mocks Christians singing ‘Amazing Grace’ in the Texas State Capitol building as her colleagues chant ‘Hail Satan’.
screenshot acahnman.blogspot.com

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