Texas Abortion Safer, Still Legal, and More Rare

An abortionist has had his license to practice medicine suspended for violating Texas’s new law. From the Houston Chronicle story:

Texas officials have shut down a Houston abortion clinic and suspended the license of its doctor under a new state law requiring physicians who perform the procedure to hold admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

The Department of State Health Services has revoked the abortion license of A Affordable Women’s Medical Center and the Texas Medical Board has temporarily suspended the medical license of Dr. Theodore M. Herring Jr., the facility’s medical director and sole provider of abortions, the agencies announced Friday. Herring unlawfully performed 268 abortions between Nov. 6 and Feb. 7, according to the two agencies.

This on the heel of a dozen Planned Parenthood abortion clinics abandoning poor women by closing because of the new law–which I noted previously, demonstrated the mendacity of PP’s propaganda about only 3% of their work being abortion. I mean, if the organization was really primarily about offering women access to basic care, why would the loss of such an infinitesimal percentage of their work force clinics to close?

So, I guess we could say the new Texas law is making abortion safer, still legal, and (more) rare.

Wesley J. Smith — Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism.

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