PP to End Abortions In 3 Arizona Cities as Roe V. Wade is chipped away…

Posted on August 18, 2011

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Planned Parenthood To End Abortions In 3 Arizona Cities : NPR.

“I think we’ve really done women a disservice in all parts of the state by imposing rules that have no medical significance and just creating barriers,” said Bryan Howard, president of Planned Parenthood of Arizona.\

duh

The move came a week after an Arizona a state appeals court allowed key parts of a 2009 state law restricting abortions to take effect. That includes a requirement that women see a doctor in person the day before getting an abortion to hear about risks and alternatives, and allowing health care workers to refuse to participate in abortions for moral or religious reasons.

because the day before a woman has an abortion she clearly hasn’t though about risks and alternatives…

The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled the provisions constitutional and said they do not put an undue burden on women seeking to end their pregnancies, echoing the statements of anti-abortion advocates.

when you end services in areas this means women will have to travel farther, spend more money, take time off work/school, etc. etc. You are absolutely putting an undue burden on them.. case in point:

The news that the Flagstaff clinic would end its abortion services came as a disappointment to Lisa Rayner, who traveled to Phoenix from Flagstaff in 1999 for a surgical procedure to end her pregnancy. Rayner underwent the procedure at the advice of her gynecologist, who told her uterine fibroids would make for a high-risk delivery.

Rayner said she is now concerned that low-income women who can’t take off time for work and teenagers afraid to tell their parents they are pregnant now might resort to unsafe abortions.

“It just adds more stress to what is already a stressful experience,” said Rayner, who turns 45 on Friday….

….”We find that all over the country where some state laws are more strict than others, people are willing to travel to get the services they need,” said. “But there are also plenty of women who do not have access to travel and do not get the services they need.”

Preventative care will be more important than ever in Arizona now that women, particularly in the northern part of the state, will have to drive farther to reach abortion clinics if that’s what they choose, Howard said.

too bad these extremist “pro lifers” have no interest in preventative measures.  Instead they turn a blind eye to the ridiculous amounts of preventative work PP does.  No no, instead women should just not be such sluts.  amirite?

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