On Tuesday the House approved legislation Tuesday aimed at empowering the state health department to inspect the safety & sanitary conditions of abortion clinics. It came about in part due to the Kermit Gosnell scandal & the fact that he also worked at an abortion mill in Willmington. There is just 1 huge problem, the bill doesn't mention the procedure by name. However, podiatry & dentistry were.
Even worse, the bill is not proactive. The bill doesn't require regular insepctions, just an inspection after a complaint. While this may be a step in the right direction, why not regular inspections? Although even that wasn't enforced in Pennsylvania.
But what really raises an alarm in my mind is the fact that Planned Parenthood supports the bill. They never support anything that requires them to be truly regulated. So maybe this bill doesn't quite do what its supporters claim, regulating abortion clinics to ensure they maintain certain standards.
So given everything I see, it strikes me that this bill is more cosmetic than an actual attempt to ensure the conditions at abortion mills maintain even a semblence of cleanliness.
Full story: Delaware House passes bill to allow state inspections of clinics
Labels: Kermit Gosnell, Planned Parenthood