Priests’ group: Why do pro-choice advocates
reject legislation to protect women?
Washington, DC- Proposed Missouri legislation on abortion
regulations (HB 100) would require that doctors performing abortions to have
hospital privileges within 30 miles of the clinic or office where an
abortion is performed.
Ironically, pro-choice advocates oppose this legislation. "We want
(abortion) to remain safe. We want it to remain in the hands of health-care
providers who are trained," said Kellie Freeman Rohrbaugh, spokeswoman for
Planned Parenthood of Southwest Missouri.
"It is clear that the Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice advocates
prefer that abortion be ‘accessible’ rather than safe for women," said Fr. Frank
Pavone, national director of Priests for Life. "They claim abortion must remain
legal to be safe. But legality hardly helps if the doctor doing the procedure is
not properly qualified. Moreover, Roe vs. Wade said that abortion could be
legalized because it had already become safe, not that legalization made it
safe. The pro-abortion advocates cannot have it both ways, and they should
decide soon what their story will be.’’
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