The Texas House Bill 2 is news to everybody. It poses requirement on abortion providers for meeting ambulatory surgical center type service and admitting privileges, and the clinics that do not meet the standards are liable to shut down. Opponents find these regulations unnecessary, especially when females can take abortion pills at home for the regimen, for which surgical care setting or facility is not needed. However, let us look at the other side of a coin, and consider a case study here.
Why Emergency Care is Important?
A person goes to local provider for purchasing pregnancy termination medications. The female had not been screened for her health, and uses the medicines as per dosage, yet suffers from complications such as sudden cardiac or breathing problem or too heavy a bleeding. As per records, medical method has complication rate of less than one percent and only two to five times in every hundred cases, the medicines may not remove the pregnancy parts completely.
Now the person contacts the doctor or pharmacist she took the medicines from and asks for help. However, the provider has no idea how to assist her, but gives number of the nearest pregnancy care number. The problem is that the female has no conveyance to the clinic, as well as the center is far from home. When considering such a case, it seems quite plausible that providers of abortion pill should maintain admitting privileges. However, the purpose of the legislation here is directed to closure of clinics than helping women.
Closing Abortion Clinics is not the Solution
While sealing the loopholes to the law would have enabled female to get adequate health service despite the rule of admitting privileges, it has not been so. Clinics have been shut overnight, and no replacement options were given to females. No new hospitals were added in the quest, and anti-abortion activists thought the law and bill and their victory- with purpose to indirectly ban women from ending pregnancy. So, the whole cause or intention behind the bill had not been to secure safety of females but to close down system of pregnancy termination.
House Bill 2- Why it fails for Pro-Abortion?
So, the idea of admitting privileges are not entirely bad, however, it must be applied accurate. Providers must be allowed to tie up with nearest pregnancy care services and help women during emergences, but directly must not be forced to enable ambulatory services themselves all the time. Secondly, rather than closing down clinics, it will be of a great assistance if laws would ask existing surgical centers to extend facilities to local providers is a way that satisfies both the parties.
However, there is no chance that someone in right mind and a pro-choice will support the regulation, as the intention is not for giving best healthcare to women, but snatch whatever medical support available for women, disregarding how people from remote areas would be affected or those who would have to travel miles to reach a clinic.
This post was written by Marcella